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March Mtg: Chris Harris – Borders, Bandits & Barriers (plus author Melissa Scrivner Love, American Heroin)
March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 9: Chris Harris; Borders, Bandits & Barriers
Chris Harris and Melissa Scrivner Love to speak at
San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime on March 9 at 3 p.m.
Event is FREE and open to the public
Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes former U.S. Border Patrol agent Chris Harris and author Melissa Scrivner Love as speakers at our next meeting to be held on Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. at Mysterious Galaxy, located at 5943 Balboa Avenue, #100, San Diego.
CHRIS HARRIS just retired after over 21 years as a federal agent with the US Border Patrol, 26 years as a federal law enforcement officer, and just shy of 36 years in total as a law enforcement officer. He served at the state, local, and federal level – in both NY & CA.
He will cover a wide area of things that occur on the border, border security, how it relates to national security, arrests, type of persons encountered, processes, and some personal encounters and deadly force situations.
MELISSA SCRIVNER LOVE, the Edgar Award-nominated author of Lola, will introduce her new Lola Vasquez novel, American Heroin.
Our program will start at 3 p.m, and wrap up by 5 p.m., offering plenty of time to browse and get your book signed.
SISTERS IN CRIME is a national organization with local chapters which supports mystery and crime writers and promotes reading the genre. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We are open for everyone’s participation.
San Diego chapter meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month (subject to change), starting with a brief membership meeting and followed by some social time.
Attendance is free for members. Dues are $25 per year, plus membership in the national organization. Members may join at our meeting, with payment by check, cash or credit card, or online at http://www.sistersincrimesd.org.
Harris’ career for almost 36 years has been as a law enforcement sworn officer of one sort or another (correctional officer, police officer/detective, federal officer, and federal agent) at the local (municipal), state, and federal levels – in both New York and California. He started his law enforcement career at the age of 18 in NY (September 13, 1982), and also served his community (NY) as a volunteer firefighter.
With his family he moved to California in 1997 for the US Government, as a federal agent of the US Border Patrol – first for the US Department of Justice, and then for the Department of Homeland Security. He previously worked for the US Government as a federal officer with the US Treasury Department. On June 30, 2018, Harris retired from the US Border Patrol, with over 21 years of service as a Border Patrol Agent, and almost 26 years as a federal LEO
Harris is a widower (Kimberly Harris 1962-2002), who is now married to a lovely young woman from Mexico (Norma) – whom he was proud to watch take the oath to become a US Citizen in 2013. He has two adult daughters, with six grandchildren between them. He currently resides in the City of San Diego.
Melissa Love, photo credit Becca Murray
MELISSA SCRIVNER LOVE is the Edgar Award-nominated author of Lola. She was born to a police officer father and a court stenographer mother. After earning a master’s degree in English literature from New York University, Melissa moved to Los Angeles, where she has lived for over a decade. During that time, she has written for several television shows, among them Life, CSI: Miami, Person of Interest, and Fear the Walking Dead. She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their children.