True Blue: To Protect and Serve

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Macmillan, Apr 29, 2008 - True Crime - 282 pages
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Lieutenant Randy Sutton’s fascinating collection of stories and memories, solicited from law enforcement officers across the country, offers a broad and insightful look at the many facets of police life: courage, exhilaration, frustration, loss, and even humor, from the everyday to the career-defining moments on the job. Told by the cops that lived them, these stories show what it truly means to protect and serve.

Readers will come to recognize the faces behind the badge, as they witness officers charge into the unknown on The Beat, honor and mourn friends in The Fallen, hear the War Stories spread in police locker rooms and bars, discover the unbreakable line between civilian and cop in the Line of Duty, and feel the blood-boiling adrenaline during those life-altering moments when a cop must use Deadly Force. TRUE BLUE: To Protect and Serve is a funny, exciting, haunting compilation of true stories written by active and retired police officers, most of whom have never written before, alongside published officers from all over the United States. 

A portion of the royalties for this book will be donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.


 

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An interesting little collection of personal stories by police officers. Some are more effective than others, but overall a good read, with even some humor thrown into the mix. Read full review

Contents

A Senseless Act by Randy Sutton
1
Nothing Is Ever Routine by Stephen Steve Berg
9
Mr Martinezs Christmas by Michael Hahn
18
Pigeons and Monkeys and Snakes Oh My by Thomas J Cline
24
Little Johnny on the Front Porch by Clint W McKean
30
Just So You Know by Matt Walz
39
Just Another Car Stop by David R DeKay
49
The Men Who Never Leave Your Side by Jerry D Wolsey
61
Suicide by Cop by Robert Mladinich
124
Wayne by Kevin White
140
You Dont UnderstandYoure the Enemy by Rocky Warren
154
Angel on the Table by Don Whitehead
168
A Christmas Story by Ponzio Oliverio
182
The Enemy Among Us by John Milotzky
195
Terry by Rich Forsey
213
Friday the Thirteenth by John Wills
226

It Was Just Business by Philip V Bulone
67
How Do I Find the Words? by Pat Jenkins
82
Ahtwst There by Joseph Loughlin
95
The Road Race and the Fly by Jim Archuletta
108
Suicide by Ken Ramsey
243
The Memorial by Charles R Martel
259
Morale Booster by Charles R Martel
274
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About the author (2008)

Randy Sutton is a Senior Sergeant at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has appeared in several big screen movies and HBO movies including Casino, Fools Rush In, and The Road Home. On television, he has appeared on COPS, Americas Most Wanted, and Las Vegas.

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