Oh lucky reader, on these pages, you will be looking over 'Buzz' Banks shoulder as he performs old fashioned police work in the rarefied High Desert of the Victor Valley, CA. back when a CHP Officer had to manage pretty much on his own, with thin technical support and far away resources. These early CHP fellows were true pioneers when it came to using plain common sense, and their personally acquired, human behavior knowledge. Buzz was a fine family man, cop, courageous, loyal to his oath, honest, and a friend to all he knew.
Reading this first person account, will transport you to a time that many would trade for today's overly sanitized and impersonal law enforcement presence. He was the kind of cop that folks would wave to when he passed, children would consider him their protector, and adults respected him for his fairness and big heart.
Buzz was the real deal, and all who follow in his footsteps will be the wiser if they adopted a smidgen of his persona.