Dale Parker and I have been friends for many years. We worked together and even sipped a few drinks together after work or at a party. Some good times and some very tense times on the job.
Dale was a cop, a damn good cop and one who didn't mind getting down and dirty when justice had to be dealt. But through all those years and the years after the job, I didn't know of his talents as an artist and writer. With poetry and paintings, he showed the other side of a man dedicated.
Update: Dale passed away on October 13th 2012. He will be so missed by everyone who knew him. We wish his family well and we wish Dale a good and peaceful journey to his eternity.