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Wearer of the Confederate Gray: Memoirs of a North Carolina State Trooper
by Mike Gahagan
In this stirring memoir, we are regaled by a string of anecdotal tales about the legendary State Trooper Mike “Mad Dog” Gahagan. At times laugh-out-loud hilarious and at others heart-rending, the exploits and adventures of Trooper Gahagan offer keen insight into the world of law enforcement in the straight-shooting, no-holds-barred voice that only Gahagan has. But more than a career rundown, Wearer of the Confederate Gray tells the story of a man, his family, and the path they walk to uphold the law for the safety and betterment of society.
Ever since he was eight years old, Mike Gahagan knew he wanted to be part of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He served briefly in the Andrews Police Department before living out his dream. He has been a member of many law enforcement organizations. Now retired from Highway Patrol, he is still a sworn law enforcement officer with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department and the A-B Tech Police Department.
About the Author:
Gahagan and his wife have been married for over thirty years. They have four children and four grandchildren. Gahagan moved a lot as a child, but Madison County, North Carolina is still his home – his family has lived in the area for over two hundred years. Like his ancestors, Gahagan is a member of the Masonic order.
(2016, Hardcover, 574 pages)