Now when I hear news about excessive violence by police officers, I think of that encounter.
About Richard Gilbert
Richard Gilbert is the author of Shepherd: A Memoir, a story of farming and fatherhood. His recent essay “The Founder Effect,” about his father, is long-listed for the Notting Hill Essay Prize. His essay “Why I Hate My Dog” was named by Longreads a “Best of 2016.” He's working on a collection of essays, and he blogs at Draft No. 4.