Black, White, and Gray All Over by Frederick Douglass Reynolds feature is here. This book tells the story of Fredrick Reynolds as he recounts his life experiences. In the 1960s, growing up, Fredrick lived in Detroit, Michigan. His future predicted Fredrick to be on his way to prison as he rode in cars that were involved in shootouts and robberies. Not one person would have guessed that he would go on to be a cop.
But in the 1980s, Fredrick did just that in Compton, California moving up to become a detective. However, the traumatic and very demanding work atmosphere took its toll on both Fredrick and his family.
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Author Frederick Douglass Reynolds is a retired Black LA County Sheriff’s homicide sergeant. He was born in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Fredrick grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where he became a petty criminal and was involved in gangs. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1979 to escape the life of crime that he seemed destined for. After a brief stint in Okinawa, Japan, he finished out his military career in southern California. Ultimately, he became a police officer with the Compton police department.
He worked there from 1985 until 2000. Fredrick then transferred to the sheriff’s department, where he worked an additional seventeen years. He retired in 2017 with over seventy-five commendations. This includes a Chief’s Citation, five Chief’s commendations, one Exemplary Service Award, two Distinguished Service Awards, two Distinguished Service Medals, one city of Carson Certificate of Commendation, three-city of Compton Certificate of Recognition, one city of Compton Public Service Hero award, one California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition, two State Senate Certificates of Recognition, a County of Los Angeles Certificate of Commendation, one Meritorious Service Award, two city of Compton Employee of the Year Awards, and two California Officer of the Year awards. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Carolyn, and their daughter Lauren and young son, Desmond. They have six other adult children and nine grandchildren.