Author, Retired State Police Lt. Receives high Praise from Vet's wife for In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers;

It is an incredible honor to meet both current, and retired police officers as well as Vets and their families as I travel around the east coast doing book events for my new book In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers. Here is one response that the author received from the wife of a retired Navy Man that also spent his career serving the great people of this amazing country. As a country we are truly blessed to have susch families that are willing to serve and potentially sacrifice their lives for all of us.

 

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 5:51:16 PM EDT, Cathy Baird <3nazarenes@comcast.net> wrote:

 

 

Dear Lieutenant Reichenbaugh,

 

It may be unwise to confess to a trooper that I’ve stolen a book from my husband but he gave me the means and opportunity when he left it on the coffee table unattended and I was motivated by the desire to read the book before it began its rotation among his “old men saving the world breakfast club” friends.  Given that I had so many strikes against me, I decided to confess.

 

My husband and I were fortunate enough to get a signed copy of your book when we were at Barnes and Noble bookstore Saturday last.  You gave us your business card and asked for feedback after reading the book.

 

I finished reading the book this morning and in a word…Wow!

 

No matter what I am reading (so take no offense please) my eyelids tend to get heavy after a few pages but as I traveled with you in in car 662 at 110 mile per hour on the way to the rest stop adrenaline brought them wide awake. 

 

I well remember the days of the sniper shootings.  I especially remember going out to dinner with my husband and son and having an uneasy feeling getting out of the car in the parking lot.  My relief upon entering the building was short-lived when the hostess sat us at a booth directly against a large picture window facing the parking lot.  I remember looking out at the lot and thinking that at any moment a bullet could come through the window and kill one of us.  But just as you mentioned in your book, you can’t live in fear so I turned my attention to my meal and family knowing that the chances were remote.  There was something insidious about this particular threat that made it hard to ignore though.  The randomness and hiding in plain sight of it.  In years since that evemt I’ve become a stage 3 cancer survivor and I would now compare the sniper shootings to cancer.  Insidious.

 

Firstly, let me say thank you.  Thank you for your tireless and selfless dedication in bringing about the capture of those snipers.  Along with all the rest of the population, we breathed a sigh of relief when news broke of their capture.  It was intriguing to read about the event from your perspective.  One thing that didn’t surprise me was what appeared from your book to be a collective feeling of disdain for the media from law enforcement officials.  I remember commenting on a few occasions how stupid I thought the reporters were being.  I suppose, as you said, they do have a job to do but sensationalism seems to override common sense in their reporting.  Not unlike a certain reporter not so long ago reporting during an imminent hurricane strike to the East Coast stating that if caught in the storm we would die and our children would die and everyone we knew.   

 

Please also pass along my thanks to Jean.  Being the wife of a career Navy man, I can appreciate the sacrifices she has had to make.  Being the glue that held your family together made your successes possible and we all benefited from them.  While John was often out to sea for 6 and 7 months at a time and I was not always permitted to know where he was located or headed to, I did at least have the satisfaction of knowing he had a full deck of sailors onboard and possible weapons of mass destruction that he could neither confirm nor deny onboard.   I can’t imagine how Jean dealt with knowing you were on your own at times and the bad guys were better armed. 

 

Lastly, thank you not only for capturing the snipers but for all your years of service and the many ways you served to protect and aid.  You touched on some of it in your book but I’m sure there are volumes to add during your years of service.  I’m in awe. 

 

God Bless you and your family,

Cathy Baird

Retired State Police Lt. speaks to an audience of about 100 people at the recently held Annapolis Book Festival about his new book In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers.

Retired State Police Lt. speaks to an audience of about 100 people at the recently held Annapolis Book Festival about his new book In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers.

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Retired State Trooper heading to Barnes & Noble in Richmond Virginia for a book event and signing

Author, retired Maryland State Police Lieutenant, David Reichenbaugh is doing a book event at Barnes & Noble 11500 Midlothian Road in the Chesterfield Town Center in Richmond Virginia this Saturday April 27th at 3PM. He will be there to meet, greet, and discuss his book In Pursuit The Hunt for The Beltway Snipers,

His book details the investigation and capture of two of the most blood thirsty spree killers in American History as they stalked the Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia areas in 2002. Coming just one year after the 911 terrorist attacks it was unknown if the two killers were part of elaborate terrorist plot or just two killers bent on terrorizing the region and the nation. Go along with the author as he details the investigation and capture of the two killers in a rest area in Myersville Maryland 23 days they began choosing random people and gunning them down. Read how the author thought and his team of highly dedicated law enforcement agents, Troopers, Detectives and Deputies tracked the killers down and brought them to justice.

His book, In Pursuit the Hunt for The Beltway Snipers has received nothing but 5 stars of readers who have submitted reviews. Stop bye Barnes and Noble on Saturday afternoon and get your signed copy.

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Jim Harold’s Nationally Syndicated Pod Cast, Crime Scene, Interviews Author of In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers

The author, Retired State Police Lt. David Reichenbaugh appeared on Jim Harold’s Pod Cast, Crime Scene. The author discussed his involvement in the largest and most intense man hunt in American Law Enforcement History and his new book In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers. Crime Scene has been down loaded and has an audience of 40 million listeners. Click on the link below to hear the latest episode of Crime Scene with Jim Harold and David Reichenbaugh author of In Pursuit

https://jimharold.com/the-hunt-for-the-beltway-snipers-crime-scene-177/

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Busy week scheduled for In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers Author

Retired Maryland State Police Lt. David Reichenbaugh, author of In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers that chronicles the most intense and largest manhunt in American Law Enforcement history, will make an appearance at Barnes & Noble in the Francis Scott Key Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pike on Saturday April 13th between 11AM and 4PM where he will be there to answer any questions about his involvement in the capture of the Beltway Snipers and to sign books. He will be among several other local authors for this all day event. On Sunday He will tape a Pod cast with Ann Dark, Tracey Stormy and Kathy Knight for an upcoming pod cast on It was a Dark and Stormy Book Club a pod cast for mystery lovers. This coming off a week where he taped a 2 hour interview for I-Heart Media/Radio for a production to be aired in a couple of months. Last Saturday he did a presentation for over 10 people at the Annapolis Book Festival. His panel was monitored by WBAL Chief Investigative Reporter Jayne Miller. In attendance was New York Times Best selling author Peggy Rowe. He appeared with other NYT best selling authors such as Ken Starr who called him a true American Hero and Evin Thomas, Kevin Cowherd, Isakoff and other best selling and noted authors. Stop by Barnes & Noble in Frederick Maryland this Saturday and meet the author.

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Annapolis Book Festival on stage with WBAL’s Chief Investigative Reporter Jayne Miller

Fans line up to meet the author and get In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers signed.

Fans line up to meet the author and get In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers signed.

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Retired State Police Lt. tapes 2 hour interview for I-heart Media reference the Beltway Snipers and his new book

The author of In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers, David Reichenbaugh, traveled to the studios of I-Heart Media and Radio to record a 2 hour interview for an upcoming I-heart media with an expected nation wide release over I-heart Radio stations production about the beltway sniper case. The production which will take a couple of months to produce and will be part of a 15 part series about the most intense and largest man hunt in American Law Enforcement History. During the studio session Reichenbaugh discussed his role in the investigation and capture of the two cold blooded killers that terrorized the nation for 23 days in October 2002. This will assist the retired State Police Lt with national exposure for his new book which for the first time details the police investigation and the capture of the killers in the Myersville Maryland rest area. Reichenbaugh travels to Annapolis Maryland on Saturday for an appearance at the Annapolis Book Festival with WBAL’s Investigative Reporter Jayne Miller. Reichenbaugh will appear at the festival with other noted authors such as Ken Starr, Contempt a Memoir of the Clinton Investigation, Evin Thomas, First Sandra Day O’Connor, Kevin Cowherd, When the Crowd Didn’t Roar, and other well established and accomplished authors.

Author David Reichenbaugh in the recording studios of I-Heart Radio

Author David Reichenbaugh in the recording studios of I-Heart Radio

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