Officer McCrea is starting his eighth year of service as a South Dakota Game Warden. His status as a naïve, rookie officer is in the past. He has matured professionally and has taken on additional, high-liability endeavors such as certified firearm instructor, head range master, and use of deadly force instructor.
After eight years he is bestowed with a tremendous professional honor: 1991 Wildlife Officer of the Year. Warden McCrea received this highest honor for his service to the public and developing knowledge in wildlife law enforcement.
Warden McCrea's mission to enforce the state's game, fish, and boating laws will bring him into contact with dangerous and desperate outlaws. Some will try their best to harm him. One is a burgeoning serial killer.
After reading his true-to-life accounts, be prepared to answer the most compelling and challenging questions Warden McCrea had to ask and reconcile every time he geared up and went on duty: Will he survive his shift? Will he make it home safely? Is he making a difference? Is the job worth the personal cost? Does anyone care?