Dexter Pitts is a proud Army veteran, police officer, and former US Border Patrol agent. He served with the 10th Mountain Division right after 9/11 and was awarded a Purple Heart after suffering injuries from an explosion in Iraq. Through a long, grueling recovery, he could have given up, but he was determined to fight back and serve the Louisville Metro Police Department, where he was right at the epicenter of racial conflict in 2020. No one describes better than he does what it was like to be a black, conservative police officer in the middle of the riots following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
- Why he joined the Army and what it was like to be in combat for the first time
- How he was sure he was going to die when his left arm was shattered, his head was injured, and back and hips blown out of socket by an explosion
- The physical and mental struggles that accompany a major rehabilitation
Why Louisville, KY in 2020 was one of the toughest places to be a black police officer
- His core beliefs that keep him focused and dedicated to protecting America and everyone in his community
- Why he wrote his book, I Am Pitts: Memoirs of an American Patriot