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Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Howard County Library Wednesday, signing copies of his book, â€śThe True Story of the Sharpest Ever.â€ť
Eggleston's life centered on cattle and cattle trucks before becoming a police officer in Howard County. On four different occasions while he was a patrolman with the Big Spring police Department he captured burglars in the act of burglary.
He advanced to the lead of the major crimes task force, where he was successful in solving crimes and making drug busts (sometimes as many as three per day). Eggleston received several letters of commendation, including one from the government of Texas. Also, he was assigned to help protect President Ford when he visited Big Spring to turn Webb Air Force base over to the city.
Eggleston is retired and living near Dunn, Texas. He has written several other books, including â€śDistorted Pillars,â€ť which was written under his pen name, Mike McKee,
The public is invited to Wednesday's book signing from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library. Eggleston's books will be available for purchase.