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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Interview #2 is done.

All in all it was a great day. I finished interview #2 for this project and I will begin typing it up tomorrow. Interview #3 is on schedule for next Saturday, and possibly #4.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Retired Holt County Sheriff Passes Away

Melvin Hayzlett, former sheriff of Holt County, Missouri passed away this last Tuesday, September 22, 2015. I had the privilege of sitting down with Melvin, his wife, and his daughter, to talk about his life and his career in law enforcement.

He will be missed by all who knew him. He spent many years serving Holt County in the role of sheriff.

You can see more recent updates to the Missouri Justice Project on its Facebook page or on Twitter @MissouriJustice.

Monday, September 14, 2015

First Interview!

I had the privilege of sitting down and talking with a retired sheriff from Holt County, Missouri on Saturday. His wife and daughter joined in the interview, which only added to its quality. The interview actually lasted a bit longer than the scheduled hour, and I am grateful for his generosity with respect to his time, his memories, and his insights, as well as those of his wife and daughter.

The press release for the project will go out this week, as will the advance mailings to the sheriffs offices. Already, two more interviews are lined up, with the next one occurring next Saturday. The project seems to be developing a momentum of its own, and that's a wonderful thing.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Interviews Moving Ahead.

Even though interviews were not expected to begin until January of 2016, it looks as though the project is gaining a momentum of its own. Interviews one and two are already slated to take place in September of this year, with numbers three and four soon to be added to that schedule.