True Blue: Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them

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Macmillan, Feb 21, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 263 pages
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After September 11, 2001 Las Vegas Police Sergeant Randy Sutton began soliciting writing from law enforcement officers-his goal being to bridge the gap between the police and those they serve, with a book that offers a broad and thoughtful look at the many facets of police life. Hundreds of active and former officers responded from all over the United States: men and women from big cities and small towns, some who had written professionally, but most for the first time. Sutton culled the selections into five categories: The Beat, Line of Duty, War Stories, Officer Down, and Ground Zero.

The result is True Blue, a collection of funny, charming, exciting, haunting stories about murder investigations, missing children, bungling burglars, car chases, lonely and desperate shut-ins, routine traffic stops, officers killed in the line of duty, and the life-changing events of September 11. Here, officers reveal their emotions-fear and pride, joy and disgust, shame and love-as they recount the defining moments of their careers. In these stories, the heart and soul behind the badge shines through in unexpected ways. True Blue will change the way we think about the deeply human realm of police service.
 

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True blue: police stories by those who have lived them

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On the infamous day of 9/11, more police officers died serving their country than on any other day in U.S. history. In the aftermath, Sutton, a veteran detective in the Las Vegas Metropolitan ... Read full review

A little sappy

User Review  - Gary M - Borders

I am a Police Officer and I found this book to be interesting but a bit sappy.I would prefer it to have been a little more gritty and a little less sensational. Read full review

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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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