Stephen Beeler

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In 1962 Stephen Beeler joined the United States Army, serving in Germany.   After his discharge in 1965 he joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  During his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department he served in patrol, administration, court services, community relations, press liaison and hostage negotiations.  In 1986, he retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s because of a duty-related injury.  From 1987 to 1995, he was the business manager for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Winslow.  Stephen Beeler is the author of The Firestone Syndrome.


According to the book description of The Firestone Syndrome, it is “a story based on actual events about an ambitious Los Angeles County Sheriff's lieutenant, Steve Butler, during the late 1970's who is manipulated by his superiors to return to the notorious Firestone Sheriff's Station in south-central Los Angeles to build evidence on suspected Sheriff's deputies his superiors believe are systematically murdering local criminals. Steve Butler is hesitant to return to Firestone because of his tour there as a deputy when he faced the Firestone "Elitists'" scorn for his perceived inability to "pull the trigger" when necessary. His return to Firestone brings about intrigue, murder and an ironic twist with a surprise ending as Steve Butler is used as a pawn by the mysterious killers.”

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