A big smile and a firm handshake. That's how I was greeted this morning by retired Maine State Trooper Mark Nickerson. He came in to talk about a book signing he and retired Warden John Ford Sr. will do at Lithgow Library in Augusta on Saturday...

The books are the two public safety officials' accounts of real life incidents that occurred in the line of duty. Many are funny, some are sad, still others are tragic. As Mark told me this morning, "you can't make this stuff up."

The signing will get underway at 10 o'clock Saturday (9/28). If you want to get the books, you can at the event or they're available at Amazon and at BarnesandNoble.com, in both hard copy and digital versions.

↓The interview

Retired Warden John Ford

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