Decorated Police Officer to Awarded Author

CURT RUDE

I lived it. Now I tell it in 3 Novels and 5 Short Stories.

 
  About
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My Story

 

     Once upon a time I was employed as Captain of The Austin Police Department. It just so happened that I enjoyed a career that resulted in many awards. Actually I was the most decorated officer to ever serve on the Department. I thought from day one that the good guys were always in uniforms and never arrest worthy. Not so. I witnessed first hand, acts of moral cowardice that were startling. Serpico ain't got nothing on me. I also had front row seats to spectacular policing. I wrote 'JusThis' before Derek Chauvin happened. 'Brand of Justice' runs hand-in- hand with the Innocence Project. Now we have 'Never a Child' and Ukraine. Short Stories focus on Bullying-Gay Bashing-PTSD-Police Values and Racism. Read. You'll be the wiser for it. 

     Unlike Lucas Davenport, I am real and my stories resonate the truth. I've received the Ink & Insights Master Award in Amarillo, Texas. The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition Award, as well as The Ethel Rohan Novel Category in San Francisco, Ca. I am represented by The Barone Literary Agency.

 

 

"I am forever haunted by Adam Lanza & Salvador Ramos."

Curt Rude

"Never let the bastards get you down!"

Moira Rose

 
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  Press/Social Media/Gallery

'Lee Bonorden - Austin Daily Herald Columnist'
"Curt Rude … Take one dose of his prose. After 4 hours, call a friend and tell  ‘em, you can’t put his current book down."

Ethel Rohan, author of ‘Out of Dublin’ praised Mr. Rude's writing as such . . . "His writing will provide a terrific look into what is an entirely different culture. Unthinkable issues such as children being prohibited from accepting balls from soldiers, because of the possibility of a listening device, provided a gut punch."
 

KMSP Fox 9 Minneapolis/St Paul
KMSP Fox 9 Minneapolis/St Paul

Discussed policing and my stories on The Dawn Stevens Morning Show.

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Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park

U2 hung out here. You didn't bump into Bono or The Edge did ya?

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In all we do . . . Let's Never Forget
In all we do . . . Let's Never Forget

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KMSP Fox 9 Minneapolis/St Paul
KMSP Fox 9 Minneapolis/St Paul

Discussed policing and my stories on The Dawn Stevens Morning Show.

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