J. B. King is a retired 32-year (1969-2001) member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who was assigned to Pulaski County Missouri his entire career. Pulaski County is also the home of the United States Army base of Fort. Leonard Wood. After his Highway Patrol retirement, he ran for the office of Pulaski County Sheriff and served two terms 2005-2012 before retiring once again. From 2013 to present he has served as a reserve deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and is assigned to the detective division.
King is a father, grandfather, and a serious student of American history. He has published two books on the American Civil War: "The TilleyTreasure" in 1984, "Justice Military Tribunals in Civil War Missouri" in 2004.
He has also written two law enforcement related books; "Tales From the Blue: Adventures in Law Enforcement" in 2018 and "Frozen Tears: The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders" in 2019. A second volume, "Tales From the Blue Two: More Adventures in Law Enforcement" was released in February of 2021.