ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1960 - 1990)
Dr. Rick Rhodes is an army veteran. He served the Cincinnati Police Division for thirty years. His assignments were Undercover Vice Officer, Detective
and Patrol Supervisor (retired). He founded The Sentinels Police Association, a Black police organization in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received
the city's highest award, that of bravery and valor. Dr. Rhodes was a professor at the University of Cincinnati for more than twenty years, College of
Education and Humanities - Criminal Justice (retired). Manager and Body guard to the late Redd Foxx. Eventually he became founder and CEO of his own
security company, Amalgamated Security Services, Inc.
It was not my intention or desire to become a soldier, police officer or professor, it just happened. In the first two instances I was looking for a
job, the third was a surprise and just fell into my lap. I became proud and dedicated myself to each. Outside influences and my personal situation
persuaded me not to re-enlist in the army. It later turned out to be the correct decision, thus my career path began. Now because of my wife Gwen's
nagging, encouragement and persistence, I have become an author. Hopefully a successful one.
Among his adventures were sky diving, professional scuba diving and international travels. His short lived sky diving adventures ended after a chute
malfunction in a high wind. It resigned him to being a "land lover."