About the Author
Historian James Bultema knows police history. He is the author of the acclaimed book Guardians of Angels: A History of the Los Angeles Police Department and now The Protectors, each which tell a story with the use of spectacular photographs. Beginning in the 1970s, Bultema amassed one of the largest collections of photographs of General and President, Ulysses S. Grant. This interest lent itself to collecting and researching photographs of police officers. In compiling over 300 images for this book, Bultema traveled to archives, libraries, museums and private collections, and utilized the internet, to view thousands upon thousands of images, all in an effort to find the exact photographs needed to convey the history of The Protectors. Bultema is retired from the Los Angeles Police Department and lives in Northern Arizona with his wife of 44 years.