As stated in my home page, I personally make and use my products in the field. With this in mind, I recently left my custom made citation book on the hood of my patrol vehicle and drove off, leaving it behind. Approximately one hour later, I realized my mistake and drove back to the scene where I last saw the book. By the time I arrived, and searched the area, my book disappeared and I was sure that it was lost. When I completed my search, I received a message from the PD, a citizen found my book and turned it in. I drove to the station to meet and thank this this unknown stranger, but by the time I arrived to the station, the unknown citizen left without giving me the opportunity to say, "Thank you."
I had the idea of making custom citation books for this particular reason. When its personalized, there's a name and agency attached to the book and it will most likely yield the same results in most cases. When I inspected the citation book, it was clearly obvious that it had been run-over a few times. The citation clip holder, and the closing snap were smashed and needed to be replaced. The leather also had a small road marking, but nothing that couldn't be fixed. I replaced the clip, the snap, and the road mark gave it character. The book went immediately back to work.