A Cop's Life: Philadelphia, 1953-1983
Christmas, 1953: While the rest of Philadelphia sings “Jingle Bells,” Thomas Grubb gets his first taste of a cop’s life. Before he cashes his first paycheck he encounters: a man gutted by a knife-wielding mugger; a fighting-mad “mental case” intent on destroying a hospital emergency room; the hushed-up shooting death of an undercover cop.
That first week is nothing compared to what lies ahead. Working as a street cop, an undercover officer, a detective and finally gang control, Grubb will spend the next thirty years going toe-to-toe with all the fast-changing and sometimes violent events that have rocked American society.
A Cop’s Life: The remarkable story of a truly remarkable man.
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