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A Short Story


The snow fell all night and all day - over 3 feet of snow. As a 9-year- old, I loved it. In the evening when the snowfall subsided, I did as I always did, and ventured out with my snow shovel to make some money. 

I knocked on several neighborhood doors with no luck. Finally, at a home with a 30’ X 20’ driveway, the owner agreed to my $5 offer to shovel their driveway. I was pleased. $5 was a lot of money in those days.

Over 3 hours later and exhausted, I knocked on the door to announce I completed the shoveling. During my ordeal, I convinced myself the homeowner would see how much work their driveway required and give me more than what I asked. He didn’t.

And so I learned a big, important lesson when I was 9 years old. Don’t be stupid.

Author Joe Koenig "Getting the Truth"

My Annual Thanksgiving Prayer

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At the blink of an eye, 
Life moves us from 
Bliss to Sorrow,
Give to borrow.

Delivering us to another place, 
To another destination,
From another space.

Requiring us
To reflect;
To sense what we haven’t sensed before;
To absorb what is around us.

Resulting in us 
Seeing through things, 
Around things,
Inside things.

Our real worth,
What we’re made of,
And what we’ve become.

All the pieces are here, 
Our family’s fabric 
Sewn tightly together, 
Sinewy and strong.

New and old blended together.
Year in year out, life gets better.


Author Joe Koenig  "Getting the Truth"

"Featured Sleuth" in Michigan Council of Professional Investigators


 Featured Sleuth 

by Russ Rheaume

Our featured sleuth is Joe Koenig, the owner of KMI Investigations LLC located in Grandville, MI. Joe retired from the Michigan State Police after 26 years and has over 45 years of investigative experience in both the public and private sectors. He was lead investigator on the James R. Hoffa case, and investigated homicides, organized crime, financial crimes, narcotics, and public corruption.

Joe is Past President of the Michigan FBI National Academy Associates and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Fraud Claims Law Associate (FCLA), and Fraud Claims Law Specialist (FCLS). He also holds a BS in Accounting from Wayne State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

In October 2014, Joe authored the book "Getting the Truth" (published by Principia Media, available on Amazon at Bookstore and is a much sought-after speaker. "Getting the Truth" is about reading between the lines, distinguishing truth from deception, and learning to sculpt your questions to get the truth. It is full of analysis of written statements from public and private figures to help drive home the book's principles, including General Petraeus' resignation letter, the ransom note from the Jon Benet Ramsay case, OJ Simpson's statement to LAPD Detectives Lange and Vannatter the day after the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Woody Allen's response to Dylan Farrow's sexual assault allegation, as well as many others.

On the personal side, Joe is married to Julie, the love of his life and wife of 44 years. They have two beautiful daughters (both married) and three grandchildren. All the women in his life are MSU graduates, creating a constant source of irritation for Joe since he's an avid Wolverine. He also enjoys golfing and motorcycling. For cycling enthusiasts, he rides a BMW R1200 GS, which allows him to enjoy both touring and off-road routes.

KMI Investigations LLC is located at 4370 Chicago Dr., Suite 122, Grandville, MI 49418, with phone 616 366-5856 and email of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Website: and he frequently posts his analysis and comments on current events on his blog, If you need assistance on a financial fraud case or any important interview, Joe stands ready to assist you. He definitely is an asset to the MCPI.

".. unlocking the secrets of communication." - buy Mr. Koenig's autographed books at BOOKSTORE.

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