Alex J. McDonald retired in June 2007 after thirty seven years in law enforcement.
He began as a police cadet with Ft. Lauderdale Police Department, in 1970. In 1974, two weeks out of high school, he was hired
by Davie Police Department. He was one of the first police officers hired in the State of Florida who was
under the age of twenty-one. In 1976, he became a police officer for the Deerfield Beach Police Department;
and, in 1982 began his career as a deputy sheriff with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Florida).
During his career with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, he was a member
of the Dignitary Protection team, a field training officer, lead defensive tactics instructor, firearms and driving instructor.
An avid martial and competitive shooter, he has had numerous articles published in Police Marksman. Alex
J. McDonald is the author of Sawgrass.