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Book details
  • SubGenre:Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:30
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543917925

The Children Left Behind

by Cheryl Railsback

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This is a personal account of the author's son being killed in the line of duty and how she helped her grandson cope with the loss.
This book is the account of the day that Shane Detwiler [Deputy Sheriff, Chambers County, Texas] was killed in the line of duty. It shows how the oldest son attempts to process the loss. His grandmother took him to Bo's Place, 10050 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054 [713-942-8339]. Bo's place is a center for children who are dealing with the death of a parent.
About the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cheryl was born and raised in the small town of Salem, OH. She did not have an easy childhood because her mother was widowed and raised five children on her own. She moved to Texas with her husband and found work as a legal secretary at a law firm in downtown Houston. After her divorce, she worked as a school secretary and tended bar on the weekends to provide a better life for her two children. She was remarried in 1999 and her husband accepted a transfer to California where she managed an animal clinic in Yorba Linda. In 2004, her only son Shane was sent to Iraq as a Counter-intelligent Agent, just 3 weeks after his first son was born. She bought our home in Huffman in 2005 that would allow her to be centrally located to Shane (her son), Brandi (her daughter), and all her grandchildren. At the age of 50 she took some criminal justice classes and became a private investigator. On July 13, 2009, her world changed forever! Her son was shot and killed in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer. The only way she could see to go forward was to create a foundation to honor her son. She founded the Shane Detwiler Foundation in 2010. The Foundation has provided scholarships at Sam Houston State University for deserving Criminal Justice students and has made many purchases of much needed equipment for law enforcement agencies. To date, they have purchased a K-9, K-9 vests, officer vests, body cameras, tasers and much more. If you would like to donate to the Shane Detwiler Foundation, please go to www.shanedetwilerfoundation.org. This book was written to honor the memory of her son and 100 % of the proceeds go to the Foundation. Cheryl From the Publisher's Desk: As a native of Liberty County in Southeast Texas, I have both witnessed and been told countless stories of history and exciting people. After raising two children, being a Speech Communications/English teacher, working as a healthcare provider, being a freelance journalist, and working over two decades as a member of Lions Club International, I am elated to present the first book from Ironwood Productions. Ironwood Productions, LLP will publish the rich stories of Southeast Texas. Bonita Davis