‘My Name is 201’ by Retired Law Enforcement Officer and Author ‘Dale O. Garrett’ takes readers on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of emotions


We had the pleasure of interviewing Dale O. Garrett, Author of ‘My Name is 201.’  He has been an author since 2014. Dale is also a retired police officer and taught the D.A.R.E. Program to thousands of children in his community during his career in law enforcement.

Here are the excerpts from the interview. 

Hi Dale, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers about your book, ‘My Name is 201.’

Hi, I’m a retired police officer and professional corporate comedy magician. My book is a collection of the struggles and experiences I faced as a police officer while moonlighting as a magical entertainer. It’s full of not only the dangerous and life-threatening moments I faced during my career but some of the hilarious jokes and pranks I played on some of my fellow officers. 

Book Synopsis

‘My Name is 201’ is a thrilling and entertaining journey through the life of Dale Garrett, a young man who defies the odds and becomes a law enforcement officer while moonlighting as a professional comedy magician. 

The book takes you through Dale’s adventures as he balances his duties as a police officer and his genuine love for making people laugh. Throughout his journey, you’ll get to know the humorous and lighthearted side of police work as Dale describes the hilarious practical jokes he perpetrated on his fellow officers. 

However, the book is not just about laughs, as Dale finds himself in life-threatening situations that test his skills and training. This book is an exciting, unforgettable ride filled with thrills, laughs, and lessons on life and perseverance. 

Whether you’re a fan of true police stories or just looking for an enjoyable, fun read, ‘My Name is 201’ will not disappoint. So, follow the exploits of Dale Garrett, a man who loved both his serious police career and making people laugh, as he lives his life on the stage and behind the badge as the unforgettable 201.


What inspired you to start writing?

The book’s story begins when I was a young boy of seven years old. That’s when I began to develop my goals to pursue not one but two careers. I hit some road bumps along the way but pushed through those challenges to achieve my goals. I hope that people who read my book will not only be entertained but inspired by my journey. 

What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?

I would say that the biggest strategy I employed to succeed in my journey was persistence. Pushing through adversity and being laser-focused on what I wanted to achieve. 

Any message for our readers?

My book will provide you with a glimpse behind the badge and what it’s like to be a police officer. Not only that, but it also pulls back the curtain on being a professional magician! It’s an entertaining, thrilling, and revealing story that’s going to want to make you turn to the next page to see what happens next. 

Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you? 

To find out more about me, readers can follow me on Facebook. Just search for Author Dale O. Garrett. 


Thank you so much, Dale, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!