Thank you to crime novelist David Putnam for visiting Diamond Bar High School Friday, February 15, and speaking to all of our English classes. He shared stories about his years in law enforcement and how he became an author.
During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” Putnam worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics (street level and majors), Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau.
He rounded out his law enforcement career with a few years in the Hawaiian Islands as a Special Agent–part of a real-life “Hawaii-50” team.
He’s now retired from law enforcement and spends his time growing organic California avocados and writing, with his wife Mary and their three dogs.