A Cop's Life: Philadelphia, 1953-1983

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Allan Cole, Nov 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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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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Contents

The Raid
Junkies II
Murder
The Marathon
The Scolari Matter
Good Pinches
School Friends
The Numbers Squad

The Wagon II
Patrol III
The Rule of Three
Plainclothes and Hot Cars
Fellow Officers
Ladies Lightning and Lowlifes
Socializing
Fellow Officers
Detective
Special Investigations
Undercover
Special Investigations
Junkies
Special Investigations III
Patrol IV
Beat Cop
Patrol V
Beat Cop II
Juvenile Aid
Gang Control
Sergeant
Riots
Court Liaison
Nicky Blue
Epilog
About the Authors
Glossary
Copyright

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Thomas M. Grubb is a management consultant specializing in merger integration and organization performance. His clients include IBM, H.J. Heinz, Kao, Duron, Roche Laboratories, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, and the U.S. government. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was a manufacturing manager with Procter & Gamble.

Cole was a son of a CIA operative, and was raised in Europe, the Middle East and Far East, attedning nearly thirty school in thirty-two countries. He has been a full-time writer since 1979.

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