May to discuss book, ‘Once up a Crisis’ Nov. 15
William May will hold a discussion of his new book, “Once upon a Crisis,” at the New Ipswich Library on Thursday at 7 p.m.
“Once upon a Crisis” is an informative, true story about a police officer cross-trained in law enforcement and emergency medicine that takes many unexpected twists and turns over a 30-year career. The story has been called an up-close account of surviving loss that takes a look at post-traumatic stress from the inside out and is especially targeted to emergency service workers, those close to them, anyone considering a career in emergency response field, or anyone trying to overcome personal loss.
William May grew up in Townsend, Mass., served in the U.S. Navy, and retired as chief of police in Townsend, Mass., after a 30-year career. He has lived with his wife, Jeanne, in New Ipswich for the past 23 years.