From the March 2010 magazine.

Tough love

A police chief realizes his arrest is just what he needed

I had been in jail thousands of times over the past 20 years, always free to leave after delivering a drunk, wife-beater or drug dealer. This time freedom was not a choice.

It seems my final run with alcohol was horrific enough to degrade me from police chief to prisoner with lightning speed. I had been booked into jail by the officers who worked for me.

-- MARCUS M.

Everett, Wash

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