Laurie Lynn Drummond

Laurie Lynn Drummond is a former uniformed officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the author of the linked-story collection Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, and Brevity. This essay is an excerpt from her memoir-in-progress, Losing My Gun.