Tuebor – I Will Defend. An anatomy of a Michigan State Police Trooper. Principia Media, 2016

Tuebor is the story of an honest, hard-working yet naïve young man who chose to leave the safety of civilian life for a career of a dedicated police officer. Whether an aspiring police officer, a current police officer or someone interested in understanding what serving the public is about, these true stories capture the human side of police. Readers will learn about the daily lives of officer travel as they encounter humanity in its various forms. With recent deadly race-related encounters in the news, the public’ perception of the police officers who safeguard them have changed. Hopefully Tuebor will provide a background of understanding to assist in improving the relationship between the public and police.

The book is dedicated to the Michigan State Police and its’ employees on the agencies’ 100th Anniversary (April 19, 1917 – April 19, 2017).

The author is working on a second book about his experiences as a sole practitioner working in many areas of civil law, including: divorces, evictions, plaintiff-products liability, plaintiff-premises liability, plaintiff-automobile negligence, and a few other areas involving many large corporations as well as individual defendants.

Part 1

  • Beginnings

Part 2

  • The Police Officer
  • Voices
  • The Basement
  • The Missing Farmer
  • A Glimpse of Routine Calls

Part 3

  • The Decision
  • The Academy
  • Probation

Part 4

  • The Delivery Room
  • The Drunk Driver
  • The Autopsy
  • The Death Message
  • Don’t Do It!
  • Tennis Anyone?
  • New Trooper At The Post
  • Another Drunk Driving Arrest
  • The Wingless Airplane
  • Jury Verdicts
  • A No-Brainer
  • My Husband Didn’t Come Home Last Night
  • A First
  • The Dead Partner
  • The Day I Met John Wayne
  • An Easy Day
  • The Suspect
  • Band-Aids
  • The Lawsuit
  • The Bank Alarm
  • Parkers or A Rapist
  • Routine Danger
  • Hidden Gun/Hidden Intent
  • Saliva Surprise
  • Beauty and the Barf
  • Lucky Lady
  • Goat Rodeo
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The P.I. (Personal Injury Accident)
  • Brother In Blue
  • The Presidents

Part 5

  • Threats, Apparitions and Waiting
  • What Is It Really Like?
  • Life’s Lessons
  • Retirement
  • Publisher: Principia Media LLC (November 14, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161485324X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1614853244
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches


My attitude is a little different than most in the MSP, simply because “I never wanted to become a COP” (long story), but
This may be the only book that I’ve read over 3 times, except for the bible, and perhaps the MSP “Official Orders” that I often used to annoy useless bureaucrats. Suggest that any applicant, Trooper, or Retiree read it in detail.  Richard Humbarger, MSP Retired. 5-8-2019.

Richard Humbarger
Ret. D/Sgt. MSP

Robert Muladore was identified as an individual with great potential while attending Recruit School under my command. I have followed his career for over 30 years. His book depicts the true essence of the police activities experienced by Michigan State Police Troopers of that era. The daily exposure to the many inter-actions with the public involving excitement, fear, tragedy, pride, compassion, cruelty, revulsion, humor, wonderment and self-satisfaction is graphically described. Muladore captures what should be the true purpose of policing, service to the public. His book describes policing as it should be.

Charles L. Weirman
Captain, Retired, MSP, Commanding Officer of Training Division

This is not the typical type of book I read. However, given the fact the author, Robert Muladore, is technically a neighbor, living in my community, and with the amount of current negativity toward Police in general, I found myself captivated by the stories he so vividly recalled from his youth, his young career, and his current outlook in general. It reminded me of why people join the police force, and military, and how their training, approach to situations, and outcome of those situations leave permanent imprints on each of us. Thank you for your service both on the MSP and in the National Guard. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs a reminder of the good Police do on a daily basis.

Phyllis Rhoades


Robert Muladore was initiated into police work as the first fill-time patrolman with the Bridgeport Township, Michigan police department, initially without the benefit of formal police academy training. Surviving those eighteen months of on-the-job training just outside of Saginaw, Michigan, he began his career with the Michigan State Police where he was assigned as a trooper near Detroit conducting countless criminal investigations. Other assignments with the Michigan State Police included lead legal instructor; Commanding Officer, Specialized Training Section; Commanding Officer, Northeast Narcotics Section; Commanding Officer, Governmental Liaison Section, Executive Division; Assistant Division Commander, Fire Marshall Division; and Technical Solutions Division. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

He has taught at a numerous colleges and universities, in police academies and academic settings throughout Michigan instructing courses ranging from criminal justice topics, civil liability, and political economy. His education includes an associate’s degree in criminal justice, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Madonna University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the Detroit College of Law (now MSU School of Law) and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Administration from Western Michigan University. He currently practices civil law and is working on a new book about his experiences as an attorney.

The book is dedicated to the Michigan State Police and its’ employees on the agencies’ 100th Anniversary (April 19, 1917 – April 19, 2017).


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