Robert Sterling Hecker began his career in law enforcement with the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Robert worked in various districts and divisions and received numerous meritorious awards including Supervisor of the Year. After 28 years, Robert retired from the NOPD at the rank of Captain (District Commander). Robert was then appointed as the Chief of Police for the New Orleans Harbor Police Department (HPD). During his tenure at HPD, he led his agency during Hurricane Katrina of 2005. For his actions during the Katrina Disaster, he received numerous accolades including Gambit Magazine's New Orleanian of the Year, WDSU-TV's Hero of the Storm, and Southern Woman's Magazine's Hero of the Storm Award. Robert prepared a video presentation describing the events of the Katrina disaster to include "Lessons Learned-The Katrina Disaster." The presentation has been provided to civic groups, police departments, international visitors, the Harvard Law School and various organizations across the country. After a distinguished law enforcement career, Robert decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a crime fiction writer.
With over 55 years as a police officer, Robert has worked with hundreds of courageous police officers along with many colorful characters. He has developed a style to blend those personalities along with his real-life adventures into his first crime fiction thriller--
"The Accidental Vigilante."
Very soon, Robert will be creating a blog to talk about his next project which will be the sequel to "The Accidental Vigilante."
Please stay tuned.