Detective Suzie Ivy is a sex crimes detective in a small Arizona Town. She became a police officer during a midlife crisis and now wouldn’t trade this career for anything! She blesses all the men and women in blue.
1: How do you prefer for your day? Do you have a special routine?
Yes, very special. Two cups of coffee are a must. Morning news while drinking my coffee, and then music while I get dressed for my day and get my head in the game. I listen to classic rock in the mornings, such as ACDC, Molly Hatchet, Aerosmith, and CCR. These are only a few of my favorites.
2: When did you realize that you wanted to be become an officer?
In 1974, I was a freshman in high school and I already knew I wanted to be a police officer. My school counselor told me there were other professions females were more suited for. It took 30 years but I finally proved him wrong.
3: Can you give us a brief overview of your law enforcement career?
I was the first female officer in the small community of 3,500 people where I live. After two years of patrol I was promoted to detective. I have been a detective for three years and we now employee three female officers.
4: Which trials/cases still haunts you till today?
After investigating the case of a missing 16 year old boy, I received a confession from his (friend), who had murdered then buried his body. I helped dig up the body and then drove to his mother’s home and held her as she cried. I will never forget her grief and the senselessness of this child’s death.
5: If you have a blog, how did you get started? Who or what inspired you to blog?
I started my blog to write about the light and humorous side of the job I do. Most of my cases are sex crimes and I needed a way to stay grounded and remember why I wanted this career so badly. It’s my escape.
6: Did you end up in the profession of your childhood dreams?
I had two dreams. One was to own a bookstore, which I did for many years and then after selling it I became a police officer. My dreams have come true.
7: If you could trade places with a cartoon character for one day, who would that be?
My age shows so much with this answer but I always wanted to be Johnny Quest.