Nebraska Authors

Mark Langan

Langan had a storied 26 year career with the Omaha police department. His retirement job has been as Vice President of Field Operations for the Nebraska Humane Society. His 2014 true crime memoir, Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night has received increasing notice and excellent reviews in the national press and received a bronze medal for true crime at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2016.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


True Crime; Police Officers


Law Enforcement

Places Worked

Omaha Police Department
Nebraska Humane Society


Omaha Police Department Medal of Valor (Chavez shooting)
Omaha Police Department Distinguished Service Medal for work in the Narcotics Unit
Numerous other commendations


Nebraska Governor's appointment to the state's Judicial Nominating Commission to select candidates for judgeships in Nebraska, 2000-2008.


Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night. 2014.

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