Armed and Dangerous: Memoirs of a Chicago Policewoman
The critically acclaimed memoirs of one female police officer’s sixteen-year odyssey, beginning with day one at the Police Academy and spanning assignments on Chicago’s West Side, one of the most dangerous areas in the city.
The notorious cops’ code of silence is broken as the author recounts incidents in the West Side projects: shoot-outs, ambushes, and what it feels like to kill a man—just four days out of the Academy.
The stories told are sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, often poignant, and always provide the reader with an on the scene feel for life behind the badge. Domestic violence, murdered spouses, abused children, and philandering CPD brass are just some of the topics addressed, topics that officer Gallo dealt with everyday.
From her work with gangs, narcotics, the gun task force, and acting as a prostitute, Gina Gallo offers a gritty account of the darker side of the city, giving readers an objective side to the cops, crooks, and victims that comprise a the police cops world.
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A fine book to read if you want to know about the cop's life - especially those in Chicago. I was left admiring them and yet wanting to avoid them. You never know whether you're dealing with a good one or a bad one. Gallo is a fine writer, and this memoir is funny and sad by turns. She captures the first strange days of the rookie, the daily maneuvering of politics (something women must pay especially close attention to if they want to survive), and the numbing horror of seeing evil day in and day out. Eventually her cop career ended due to a suspect beating her with a bat. Her partner, a rookie, ran out the door without firing a shot, leaving Gallo to shoot the man who was trying to kill her. By that time, it seems she was suffering from PTSD, something cops in the big city cannot escape. But most of all, I think, her memoir is full of compassion for her fellow compatriots, the women and men out in the trenches who are basically dealing with scum every day. The stories got a little wearing after a while, but if she could live it, I could read it. I can only imagine what she went through when she served the city of Chicago. After reading this, I'm looking at Chicago politics in a much more skeptical light.
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A fine book to read if you want to know about the cop's life - especially those in Chicago. I was left admiring them and yet wanting to avoid them. You never know whether you're dealing with a good ...
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