Larry Lawton becomes the first ex-con in the United States to become an Honorary Police Officer

Larry Lawton Swearing-inIt is all about second chances – Larry Lawton gets a second chance from the Lake Saint Louis police department

In 1996 Larry Lawton was arrested and subsequently convicted of Hobbs Sac Robbery (Racketeering) in connection with jewelry store robberies. He served four – twelve year sentences run concurrently in Federal Prison. Upon his release in 2007, Larry developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program which helps young people understand the consequences of their actions.

An independent quantitative analysis done on the Reality Check Program by a college showed a 90% success rate of young people not going back to jail, 70% had better attitudes, 43% had better school grades and 31% had better school attendance. Click Here to contact Lawton911 and the Reality Check Program to ask for the detailed study.Police Chiefs Swearing-in

Larry co-authored Gangster Redemption with 8 time New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock. The amazing true story of Larry’s life (Gangster Redemption) shows what someone can go through and still be a success. It can be a hard read as Larry doesn’t sugar-coat anything, from the robberies to being tortured in federal prison. It is about taking responsibility for your actions and Larry did just that. “I was wrong and feel bad about that everyday. I am to blame, no one else. I feel for the victims of my crimes and pray for them and their forgiveness everyday. I do what I do to prevent crime, therefore reducing the number of victims of crime.” said Larry Lawton.

Eastern Missouri Police Academy - Judge Silverman and Chief Mike ForceLarry’s story has highs and lows that will take you on a ride you will never forget. Gangster Redemption and the Reality Check Program DVD gives hope to families around the country. It shows no matter how bad a person is, they can change. Never give up on your loved one or people in general. (Click Here for Gangster Redemption reviews) Ron Neubauer past president of the International Association of Chief of Police and now the Executive Director of Eastern Missouri Police Academy sent Larry a letter with his views on the book, Larry’s teaching at the police academy and the Reality Check Program. Click on the link to read Director Neubauer’s letter – Ron Neubauer Eastern Missouri Police Academy

Larry Lawton received a personal message on his facebook. He doesn’t know the person personally, Lake Saint Louis Honorary Poice Officer Badge #701but she went through Larry’s class. It is why he does what he does and he wanted to share it with you. Larry is so proud of her. Please look at the comments section at the bottom. The former Lt. Governor of Florida Jeff Kottkamp hit the nail on the head with his comment.

Click on the link to read the facebook message – Facebook Testimonial and Comments – 8-15-13