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All right thanks -- This -- two years ago on a dark road in frank Colonia New Hampshire a veteran police officer came face to face.
In a confrontation with the town slacker.
Within moments both men were dead and the town became deeply divided over what happened that night.
Has just written a book about that fateful -- called bad blood and he joins us now good morning Casey.
Good morning -- OK so as we understand there's this long simmering tension.
Between this town -- as he was called a 24 year old.
Named the leak -- Kenny who happens to be but -- a cousin of Bode Miller the ski champion.
And this veteran police officer 48 year old Bruce McKay tell us what let up to the moment.
This is hit be shot and killed officer okay.
Well this is kind of a real life version of No Country for Old Men.
Although although the backdrop isn't southwest Texas it's actually the rugged mountains of -- New Hampshire the north country of frank -- had to be exact.
The book is called bad blood for a reason.
These two individuals had a grudge match that went back.
Years you know the old motto the town isn't big enough for the two of them well in this town that was the case.
Now you've got -- similar dynamics and just about every small town in America where you've got the young rebel and the in the hard nosed cop while they can't get out of each other's way.
This one spilled over into deadly violence and I think that universal theme has made it one of the top selling books on Amazon.
Dot com this fall so I think people can imagine what that would be like in our own small town.
And we're looking at photos right now.
Of obviously the -- -- down.
As well as the suspect there is the victim officer okay but what's very dramatic if it dash cam video from the police cruiser.
Caught everything that -- walk us through what we see here.
Well what what you're seeing is is the officer pulling overly -- -- -- minor traffic violation.
And then ramming his car off into it it had to ditch.
-- naturally you'll get out and it's bravely go Kenny with pepper spray and within seconds we go Kenny will come up -- that.
Pistol shooting the officer five times now -- what you don't see in the video is.
Is the ex marine who's been watching this entire drama unfold he was called the good samaritan at the time his name is Greg Floyd.
Well he gets out of his truck he picks up the dying officer's gun.
And shoots we don't -- two times when it so right there you've got this combustible situation almost that -- TV movie of the week.
And when I started to peel the onion back in this case I thought I bonds and real.
Gray areas and some disturbing areas that died as you mentioned before that.
The the police shooter as just as much support -- that small community as as the officer that he killed.
And the so called good samaritan is really the wild card in this entire drama.
He was a very troubled man with a lot of -- criminal history.
In his background.
And he also had.
Very potent combination of prescription drugs in his system when he when he shot -- a -- that day.
And his statements.
On the scene to police that they were certainly.
Disturbing as well he was saying don't mind me I kill for the government this is my 43 kill so there are a lot of gray areas and these three men and I I kind of take you back through their lives.
And show you how their lives interconnected.
Several times before really exploding.
On this rural country road.
And your book explores all that investigated all of this the events from that day in -- -- the book is bad blood.
Casey Sherman thanks so much for coming on to tell us about it.
-- thank you Alison.
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