True Blue: To Protect and Serve

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 28, 2009 - True Crime - 304 pages

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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User Review  - Queensowntalia - LibraryThing

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

Stories that will stir up deep emoitions.

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It's a great way for someone who is not a cop to know how it feels. Read my story on page 43 Read full review


A Dark Cold Night
A Katrina Story
A Lasting Impression
Angel on the Table
Another Beautiful Day
Brown Eyes
A Christmas Story
Close Encounters of the Cop Kind

Let Me Tell You a True Story
Just So You Know
Part of the Job
Just Another Car Stop
A Case Study in Sexual Assault
The Men Who Never Leave Your Side
It Was Just Business
I Hear Ya Rick
How Do I Find the Words?
Almost There
The Recidivists
The Ride of a Lifetime
The Road Race and the Fly
The Sadness of It All
The Shooting
Suicide by Cop
Trapped While Wearing the Badge
Unwanted Male
Walking Among the Dead
What the Public Doesnt See
Whats in the Shop Above the Garage?
You Dont Understand Youre the Enemy
Heavens Little Policeman
The Enemy Among Us
Final Goodbye
Happy Thanksgiving
Thank You
Thank You for Protecting Me
The King of Heroes
Friday the Thirteenth
Friday I Cried
1013 MOS
Talk to the Hand
The Longest Day
The Memorial
The Loss of Innocence
The Man in White
The Mild Spring Morn
Morale Booster
Life Is Precious Life Is Fragile
I Believe
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About the author (2009)

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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