Art of Vengeance
by Mel McNairy
Mel McNairy has been a police officer for Indianapolis since 1980. In addition to being a Field Training Officer for the force, McNairy has completed many specialized police and leadership classes, too numerous to mention. While recovering from a near career-ending injury that occurred during an on-duty encounter, McNairy finished his first year of Japanese at Indiana University-Indianapolis from a wheelchair.
A long-time resident of Indianapolis, he is a graduate of legendary Shortridge High School where he majored in creative writing and commercial art. McNairy continued his interest in art at the John Herron Art Institute before joining the military to serve as an Air Traffic Controller. He studied various styles of martial arts since age 11 and was a martial arts instructor for several years prior to becoming a police officer.
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