The story of a kid from humble beginnings who overcame the challenges of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks to becoming a police officer, A View from the Street/River City Policing narrates the life story of S. Henry Knocker. This memoir delves into some of Knocker’s early experiences before making the choice to dedicate his life to the cause of policing. He discusses his life as a child, as a young man coming to grips with a learning disabilities, and as a soldier. A View from the Street/River City Policing also shares what it was like to be a police officer for thirty years. It includes an array of anecdotes, some humorous and some tragic, about the people he encountered while he was doing his job. Knocker provides a broad view of several areas of police interactions with criminals and the courts as well as offers political commentaries on subjects such as the root causes of racial tension and its effects on policing. A View from the Street/River City Policing offers insight into the life and times of one man who made policing a career.