Jim Heitmeyer

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Jim Heitmeyer was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Paradise Valley. Jim joined the United States Marine Corps and completed his service to our country. Jim later joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 745 Military Police Company. Jim served during the “Just Cause” war in Panama and Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm.  Jim Heitmeyer attained the rank of sergeant (E5).

Jim Hietmeyer is a retired lieutenant from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office (Oklahoma).  After his retirement from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office he worked as a police officer for the Arcadia Police Department from 2001 through 2004.  During his career, he worked as a jailer, deputy sheriff, CLEET instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, and biohazards instructor.   He is the author of two books under the pen name of Jim Daly: Lockdown Madness and Behind Steel Doors.


According to the book description of Behind Steel Doors, “in this book the reader will be allowed to visit the dark side of jail and what goes on inside one. It is about hard-core prisoners who have nothing to lose, the games they play, and how they assault fellow prisoners or brave jailers. It includes responding to emergency calls, and how all the madness builds up behind the big steel doors of jail for prisoners and jailers alike. This book will definitely show some statistics reported and incidents that have occurred.”


According to the book description of Jim Daly’s book Lockdown Madness, “step inside the walls of one of the largest correctional facilities in the United States and the madness experienced by not only the inmates but also the men and women who are charged with guarding them. This book details the career of a former Marine and U.S. Army National Guardsman who devoted his entire career to protecting society from murderers and rapists, drunks and drug addicts. The stories told in this book are true, and the author makes no apologies for the language and the violence that occurred inside the living, breathing demon known as a jail. Come inside, if you dare!”

According to one reader of Lockdown Madness, “After reading this book, I began to wonder how someone could spend so many years working in a jail and not lose their mind. In my nearly 14 years as a police officer I have arrested hundreds of people and had to deal with their antics for maybe a couple of hours at a time, so I cannot fathom working inside a jail and dealing with it for 8, 10 or 12 hours a day. It truly takes a special person to be able to put up with the violence and insanity inside a jail or prison, and my hat goes off to those men and women who are able to do it, day in and day out. If you have ever wondered what it is like to spend time in jail, then you MUST read this book!”

According to one reader of Lockdown Madness, “AWESOME, eye-opener. Never gave jail a thought, it was a place to lock up the bad guys. You feel you are right there and you have insight of what goes on IN THE CELL. Humorous too. Great book and I am looking forward to his NEXT book!”

According to one reader of Lockdown Madness, “Jail is no fun place to be. but you have to give respect to those willing to protect us from the bad guy's being a former jail deputy I can say that this book is dead on the money. the author did a excellent job.”

According to one reader of Lockdown Madness, “Lockdown Madness written by Jim Daly has to be one of the most informative and intriguing books that I have ever read on what it is like in the jails across America. Jim Daly has written a no holds barred book about actual events that he has witness as a jailer. The stories that Jim Daly relates in Lockdown Madness are shocking, reveling and exciting. Some of the stories will make you laugh and others will make you realize just how mean and cruel some people really are. This book will enlighten you as to what happens in the life of jailer, as they have to deal with some of the most vile, rudest, and worst people that society has to offer. I have visited some on death row, in medium and minimum-security prisons and in jails across Oklahoma and I can attest to the truthfulness of the events in this book as I have witnessed some of what Jim Daly talks about. Lockdown Madness will help you realize just how fortunate we are to have people like Jim Daly who sacrifice so much to keep society safe from all kinds of offenders. Lockdown Madness is truly an eye-opener and a book that I highly recommend that you put on your must read list.”

According to one reader of Lockdown Madness, “This is an extraordinary Book! I spent years being the wife to an inmate and heard of stories from my husband like those of this author. To hear the side of the jailer is an extreme eye-opener and demands respect to those who live there lives with the sickest of all human beings! The Author is very truthful and open as he takes you threw years of his life. I found myself laughing out loud, and other times holding my breath! I read 75% of the book the first time i opened it! it's a book you will want to read till you finish. This book will be read more then once by me. Wonderful Job Author, looking forward to your next book!”

According to one reader of Lockdown Madness, Lockdown Madness is an absolute thriller. His experiences working as an Corrections Officer will surely grip any readers attention. Throughout his book he dealt with some of the most dangerous ruthless criminals incarcerated in the corrections facilities. One mistake with these folks meant certain injury or death for the corrections officer. The book is very informative on Correction policy and guidelines. Action packed and a great thriller for all readers who like Law Enforcement stories.”

According to the book description of We Stand our Ground, “The United States Marine Corps was formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia November 10, 1775. Since that time, Marines have fought and sacrificed their own in every major battle and war. This book is the author's own story of his experiences during MCRD Marine Corps boot camp in 1969, platoon #3137, San Diego. The reader is fore-warned of strong coarse language and humorous content. Semper Fi.”

According to the book description of Snake Craze, “Snakes are fascinating and sometimes very dangerous. This book brings too light their world, why snakes are snakes, and a learning experience for all who seek information about them. This book has a beautiful pictorial of most common snakes, and an emergency care guide in what to do if bitten by a snake.”

According to the book description of The Dino Era, “This book is about dinosaurs and fossils, it is a pictorial and historical account of what took place millions of years ago when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. This is an educational experience for most people. 230 thousand years ago, dinosaurs began to roam the Earth, predator against predator, when it came time to hunting their prey. This was a unique time in our history, a time of giants, and small predators alike, ferocious beasts of all sizes, shapes, colors and character. Living and Surviving back then, millions of years ago, was dangerous, treacherous and the fact that only the strong survived.”

According to the book description of Desert Storm: The Evil Threat, “2 August 1990, Iraq attacks Kuwait. This was a year that would change the lives of many households in America. A dictator, Saddam Hussein, attacked the country of Kuwait with a devastating force that over ran the country and any opposition it may have had. The 745 Military Police Company answered our country's call like so many other units did, and that the time finally arrived, to stop this evil Iraqi force from raping, and killing more innocent people. Over the years we have served with numerous other Military Police Units, the 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas, 82nd Airborne Military Police from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, 21st and 401st Military Police - Nebraska, the 549th Military Police in Panama, and the 403rd Military Police, whom we worked very close with, and many other outstanding units.”

According to the book description of The Mayan Empire - Days of Old, “The crowd would stand at the base of the blood red pyramid awaiting the spectacular event. The heat was unbearable. Some pro-Indian currents had always denied this had happened. They said the texts must be lying. The Spaniards probably did exaggerate the sheer numbers of victims to justify a supposedly righteous war against idolatry. But there is no longer as much doubt about the nature of the killings.  Victims had their hearts cut out or were decapitated, shot full of arrows, clawed, sliced to death, stoned, crushed, skinned, buried alive or tossed from the tops of temples. Children were said to be frequent victims, in part because they were considered pure and unspoiled. Many people said, “The reader will also learn just how smart these ancient people were and the hardships they endured.”

According to the book description of Police Response to Bio-Hazards, “Bio Hazards is one of the most dangerous threats known to man, it should always be taken seriously and dealt with properly. With the proper training, knowledge and use of available equipment, most threats can be reduced in the work place and in everyday life. Police Officers and Fire Rescue Teams are usually the first responders to any bio hazard. Advanced training for NBC [nuclear, biological and chemical] threats should be considered as well, it is needed for our emergency personnel as well, especially if weapons are present within the existing threat[s]. A must read for all people. Note, washing your hands often and regularly will reduce most viruses or infections from occurring.”

According to the book description of Pyramada, “Egypt has always fascinated me by its countless mysteries and way of life years ago, as it has numerous people in the world. Egypt is one of the most fertile areas of Africa, and one of the most fertile of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Because it is so fertile, people came to live in Egypt earlier than in most places, probably around 40,000 years ago. At first there were not very many people, but gradually Egypt became more crowded, so there was more need for a unified government. Around 3000 BC (5000 years ago), Egypt was first unified under one ruler, who was called the Pharaoh. This learning series will provide interesting facts and great insight to Ancient Egypt and findings. From that time until around 525 BC, when Egypt was conquered by the Persians, Egypt's history is divided into six different time periods. These are called the Old Kingdom, the First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, the Second Intermediate Period, the New Kingdom, and the Third Intermediate Period.”


Comanche was tough, fearless, handsome and hardcore - as well as the most famous survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In truth ... Comanche was not the only horse that survived ... Accounts from warriors at the Little Bighorn say some 7th Cavalry horses also survived and were taken by tribal warriors after the battle. Comanche, was badly wounded and had been left at the battlefield, giving rise to the "Lone Survivor" myth.

The most celebrated survivor of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn was a small bay horse with a very big military service record. Comanche, 925 Lbs. And a 15 hands tall gelding of Mustang and Morgan breeding, ran with a wild horse band that was rounded up and sold to the U.S. Cavalry in Saint Louis in April 1868.


Lockdown Madness
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Behind Steel Doors
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According to the book description of General George S. Patton, “served as an inspiring commander and soldier, who was known to lead his men by example, and who enforced discipline and strong principals. He was one of the best military strategists who ever lived, he was always ready to confront the enemy in war or wherever there was a threat against America. His legacy and heroism should never be forgotten for all time.”

According to the book description of Restless Winds, it “is a book written about the Apache Warrior, their inspiring way of life and history, some content is non-fiction and some information may vary as time goes on, due to new research or newly found facts. There are additional stories and tales that will surely interest those readers who enjoy reading fine literature. Special appreciation goes out to Purple Hawk for his historical insight and help.”

According to the book description of The Law and Lawless, “This book will provide readers with how ruthless the Old West really was, and who the main characters were. The truth is contrary to the stories that have been told over the years, as to how they settled some of their disputes. The reader should find some interesting facts about the west, outlaws and the marshals who enforced the laws during this cruel time in history, and in dealing with the odds.”

According to the book description of Paradise Valley it “is a book about the author, growing up in his early years, and memories of his family and friends during a golden and precious time he shared with family and friends.”

According to the book description of Police Response to Domestic Violence, “This book is dedicated to all the Police Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty while responding to Domestic Violence calls and to all the children, women, men and elderly who fall victim to Domestic Violence every day. Most stories are horrific and brutal, while other cases lead toward that outcome. I hope this training book Curriculum will explain some of the reasons Domestic Violence happens, and some solutions that may help in preventing such acts of violence from occurring to you or others, and for possibly saving one's life. This book is also a great training curriculum for any law enforcement agency.”

Download Jim Heitmeyer's Novella "The Military Police in Desert Storm."

According to Jim Heitmeyer, “Trucks and equipment were loaded quickly for deployment and all soldiers received their necessary overseas vaccines. Large musters were formed to insure all soldiers were present as activated. All soldiers’ 201 files were checked for updated information. New dog tags were issued with name, religion and blood type.

Some troops were transported by buses to their assigned duty bases for the necessary training in NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) warfare and tactics. Everyone was present and accounted for and ready for transport to their newly assigned staging point.

Some members of the 745 Military Police Company were activated in October of 1990. At 0400 hours on 28 November 1990 I was called to report to the capital hill armory off 44th and Pennsylvania Street. The remainder of our unit had been activated.  We were told to report to the armory with all our gear. Being activated must have affected Vietnam vets in a similar manner when they were called to war.”

Later, after the war had begun, Jim Heitmeyer writes, “Then it dawned on me. I didn’t have any aerial markings on my vehicle and that was a serious problem right now. The gunship continued to track me for a mile before banking off. I thought, “Ok Jim, you have nearly been killed four times already on this trip and only GOD could have saved you.”  I was shaking like a naked man in a snowstorm from fear. Just about the time when getting my senses back two F-16s scraped me, flew in front of me and turned back my way. They lowered their altitude to about tree level headed directly at me. “I am definitely toast and dead now!” I thought.”

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