JACKIE BOOR began her freelance writing career in 1968 as a teen correspondent for two Northern California newspapers. Her first major work, the award-winning memoir of LTC Gene Boyer, was published in 2010, and is titled Inside the President’s Helicopter: Reflections of a White House Senior Pilot. A resident of Sacramento, CA, Jackie began researching Nevada Sheriff Tom Logan, her great-grandfather, in 1985 and has spent nearly 30 years gathering content for LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman. Besides history and gardening, she enjoys golf and spending time with her family—both those in the present and from the past.
"My Nevada Roots: Unearthing the Untold Story of Sheriff Tom Logan" by Jackie Boor, Nevada 150, April 2014 READ
Regarding LOGAN: Jackie knew nothing about the life and death of her great-grandfather until she attended a family reunion in Central Nevada in 1985. There she heard a variety of accounts about the day he was killed, a shameful event that was rarely mentioned in her family. In the process of unearthing that information, she discovered actual witness accounts, countless newspaper articles, and even more importantly, insights into how her great-grandfather had lived, interacted with many historically prominent figures, and served as an officer of the law. Her file of notes eventually grew into several boxes of research and finally into an acclaimed book endorsed by prominent Nevada historians such as Mark-Hall Patton, Guy Rocha, and Michael Fischer.
Due in part to Jackie’s efforts, Sheriff Tom Logan was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Medal of Valor in 2011. LOGAN is dedicated to the families and descendants of fallen peace officers.
- Award-winning co-author with LTC Gene T. Boyer, INSIDE THE PRESIDENT'S HELICOPTER: Reflections of a White House Helicopter, Cable Publishing, Inc. 2010