The Thin Black Line: True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers Policing America's Meanest Streets

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jan 6, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

Meet the black men and women policing our meanest streets . . .

LaVerne Dunlap - She infiltrates drug gangs and testifies against them in court . . . only to have the drug lords come gunning for her.

Dep. County Sheriff Winroe Reed - He goes into America's "Homicide Capital" alone to apprehend a 6'9" homicidal crack dealer . . . a man so dangerous no other cops would accompany him.

Robbie Robinson - A movie actor/martial arts star/probation officer, he takes down LA's toughest gangs.

These are just a few of the courageous black heroes in Hugh Holton's The Thin Black Line.

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THE THIN BLACK LINE: True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers Policing America's Meanest Streets

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Stimulating narratives from police officers who have walked the most crime-ridden beats in inner-city America.Author of a dozen police procedurals (Criminal Element, 2002, etc.), the late Holton was a ... Read full review


Editors Note
Deputy Sergeant Winroe Reed retired
LaVerne Dunlap retired
Chris Saffron retired
Captain Sam Welch
Chief James Butts
Detective Lester Norvell retired
Herbert Milton
Sergeant Leonard Ross
Commander Hubert Holton retired
Captain Commander Hugh Holton deceased
Officer Florida Bradstreet
Officer Derrick Armstrong
Carolyn Armstrong
Officer Michael Ballard

Kenny Brown
Commissioner John O Boone retired
Robbie Robinson
Captain James Carneygee
Lieutenant Valinicia Renee Washington
Officer Tanya Junior
Officer Roger Tucker
Sergeant Melvin Stokes
Arnie Stewart
Officer Angela Pate
Officer Nora Smelser
Officer Eddie Garrett
Aaron Holton
Sergeant II Wayne Guillary

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About the author (2009)

Police Lieutenant HUGH HOLTON was a twenty-nine year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He wrote several bestselling novels, including, Time of the Assassins, The Left Hand of God, and Violent Crimes. At the time of his death, Hugh Holton was the highest ranking active police officer writing novels in America.

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