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Michael McGarrity


USA flag (1939 - )

Michael McGarrity holds a BA with distinction in psychology and a master's degree in clinical social work. As an undergraduate, he held a Ford Foundation Scholarship at the University of New Mexico. Additionally, he is an honor graduate of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. His career in criminal justice includes work in corrections, law enforcement, security, and police officer training.

 As a Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, he worked as a patrol officer, community relations officer, training and planning supervisor, and lead investigator for the sex crimes unit, which he established.  He also has served as an instructor at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, an investigator and caseworker for the Public Defender's Office, and an investigator for a state government agency.  In 1987, he was honored as Santa Fe's Police Officer of the Year.
 
Series

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Kerney Family Trilogy
1. Hard Country (2012)
2. Backlands (2014)
3. The Last Ranch (2016)
 
Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1997) : Tularosa



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