Home » The Humor, Horror, and the Heart of the Badge by Christ Schultz

Edited by Charles Davidson (Parson’s Porch Books, 2023)


The Humor, the Horror, and the Heart of the Badge is a must read for all who are interested in gaining an inside look at the world, the life, and the mind of cops. Virtually anyone will find this memoir engaging, sometimes shocking and sad, and always informative. It provides persons who are not in the law enforcement profession a glance into the everyday realities of those whose calling is to be a police officer. Those who belong to the profession, including the author with over forty-two years behind the badge, will discover that Chris Schultz’s story triggers a myriad of vivid memories that are happy and even funny, yet at other times horrific and tearful.


Chris opens himself up to you, the reader, as he paints the mural of his life as a cop. He gives you glimpses into events that made national news, and you will meet officers he knew who were at their epicenter. Through it all he shows that cops are people like everyone else, yet with a high calling that assumes far higher risk than many occupations.From the Foreword by C. C. Ibsen

D. Chris Schultz was employed as a Law Enforcement officer for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of the United States Army Military Police Academy, the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, The United States Department of State Contract Uniformed Officers Academy, The Montana Highway Patrol Academy and the Knox County School Security Academy in TN. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies of Youth Ministry from The Crown College in Powell TN.

His experiences within the various departments he worked for has offered a perspective that few other officers have had the opportunity to enjoy. He is a devoted Christian, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is now retired and enjoys spending time with his family, friends and church family. He now resides in Tennessee with his wife of 43 years Carole.

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