Memories of a Community Cop by Caroline Lawson
As a boy, Quin Turton's stutter made life difficult. He avoided situations that required speech by playing sport, especially rugby league, whenever possible. He grew up in Huntly where the men and boys were passionate about the game. This book follows Quin's time at Police College, his first city posting in Auckland where he had to face some terrifying scenes and his life in Kawakawa where he became involved in local activities and met both lawbreakers and some of the area's characters. However, Northland soon found out that Quin wasn't always a calm or virtuous cop. The people living in the district came to appreciate him but some were scared of him, and a few disliked him. Why? You will find answers, learn how Quin's family coped with rural life and how Quin managed to enjoy a long career with the New Zealand police force and his life in Kawakawa.