Funny, Funny Stories From my days at Eden, P.D.

By Michael D. Martin, E.C.P.D. Retired

About the author...Michael Martin (pictured front row, far right in the 1981 photo) is a retired veteran of 25 years on the Eden City Police Department, and has penned a number of anecdotal writings recalling his experiences.

Note: Detective Martin passed away in 2010.

Please click on one of the titles below to read the story associated with that particular title.  Then, click your back button to come back to this page...Newer content is at the bottom of the Index.


I. The Old Carolina Drug

II. When Shorty Ate The Cat!

III. Our Blue Steel Boy

IV. Poppy Carter

IV. Old Spot

V. Sweet Meats

VI. The Dehart Blood

VII. Eden Police Cars Over the Years

VIII. Why We Made The Big Bucks

IX. Deputy Sheriff R. K. Barbour and Mr. Kidd 

X. Splst. 4 Stephen E. Martin Morehead High, Class of '66

XI. Deputy Sheriff "Dick" Barbour and the Possum

XII. The Raid in Grande Oaks

XIII. A Bad, Bad, Bad Night Behind Carolina Drug

XIV. Hugh Wyatt 

XV. Gator Griffin 

XVI. Dolfus and the Rose Bush 

XVII. The Wachovia Bank Robbery

XVIII. Russell Robertson

XIX. Jim's Liquor

XX. Dirty Tricks

XXI. Tricks Of The Trade

XXII. The Beck Road Wreck

XXIII. Stakeout on Meadow Road 

XXIV. Stakeout at the J-Mart

XXV. The Jolly Green Giant

XXVI. Leaksville-Spray's Civil War Heritage

XXVII. The "One Stop Shop Robbery"

XXVIII. The ECPD "Green Weenie" Award

XXIX. When My Clock Got Cleaned

XXX. Take-Down at the Eden Mall 

XXXI. My Friend, Melvin Brown

XXXII. Eden's First Undercover Drug Sting

XXXIII. The Garden of Eden Adult Book Store

XXXIV. The Prostitute

XXXV. The Death of Private Shmitt

XXXVI. The Dumbest Crook in Eden

XXXVII. The Builder's Mart Burglary

XXXVIII. The Smith's Hardware Burglary

XXXIX. The "Almost" Murder at the Mar-Gre Motel

XL. McClainsville Escapees

XLI. The Lady of the "Colonnade"

XLII. Operation "Snowball"

XLIII. Little Billy Boy

XLIV. The Case of the Missing Christmas Club 

XLV. J.C. and the Great Chicken Robbery

XLVI. Bland County, Virginia

XLVII. The Mystery Solved

XLVIII. Neil Lewis

XLIX. Eden P.D.'s Million Dollar Haul 

L. Mine and Bud's Last Airplane Flight

LI. Corrections

LII. Otis Kimball

LIII. The Killing on Bethel Street

LIV. Memorable Court Cases (Part One)

LV.  Memorable Court Cases (Part Two)

LVI. James A. Parker, North Carolina Highway Patrol

LVII. Letter from Ben Franklin

LVIII. Uncle Cabel DeHart

LIX. Walking Tall

LX. Gettysburg  July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 1863

LXI. A Funeral in Old Leaksville

LXII. Old man Danny Tate

Michael D. Martin

Hit Counter