Floy Turner, a wife and mom, envied her husband’s career. So much so that she decided to go with him on what turned out to be a thrilling midnight patrol ride, which prompted her to apply to the Florida Highway Patrol.
She made it through the academy, and quickly learned that the male-dominated profession she chose is full of danger and adversity, which only whets her appetite for adventure further. She is driven by her passion to protect and serve beyond the limits of of the Highway Patrol, so joins with the DEA, FBI, ICE, U.S. Marshal’s Service, FDLE, and Miami-Dade Police Department’s K-9 unit to bring down ruthless criminals, dismantle criminal organizations, while also contributing several strong strokes to shatter the glass ceiling for women in law enforcement.
Floy collaborated with writer/editor and author Sherrie Clark, a former New York City Police Officer, to write Behind Her Miami Badge, the first book of the Badges Trilogy. The second, Behind Her Special Agent Badge and third, Behind Her Special Agent Badge, The Final Years, include more major cases as Floy becomes a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, featuring searching the apartments of the 911 terrorists the day after the event, investigating the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, transported notorious serial killer Aileen Wournos to her execution and many more true high-profile cases.
Designed for law enforcement officer and civilian alike that both entertains and informs, the Badges series allow readers to experience crime fighting firsthand while taking them on an exhilarating ride one moment and then giving them an emotional punch the next.
Tune in to this episode to hear Floy chat with Steve and Mary about her journey through the ranks of the male-dominated field of law enforcement and some of the high-profile cases she investigated over the years behind her badge.
1 – Arrested For Running A Brothel; Wayne Brady Spoof; Fly The “Friendly” Skies of United2 – Miami In The 80s; Height Of The Cocaine War; People Were Dying All Over3 – Take A Dream And Make It Happen; The Gianni Versace Case4 – Chicago Drug Wars; Children Die In The Crossfire; Sex For A Bushel Of Beads