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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A collection of dramatic tales culled from the author's twenty-year career as a police officer includes his observations of fellow officers.

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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. 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.

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Sutton, Randy; Wells, Cassie. A collection of dramatic tales culled from the author's twenty-year career as a police officer includes his observations of fellow officers, his struggles with depression, and the numerous cases that shaped his moral perceptions.

A cops life- Randy Sutton. This book was a great book. The author put great detail into every cops story. A Cop's Life contains stories ranging from brutal murders and dying infants, to tackling the devastating aftermath of PTSD, depression and suicides among cops, with a heartwarming story at the end. Dark and heartbreaking, yet fiercely compassionate, written from the poetic, haunted mind of a man who knows what he's talking about.

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.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A Cop's Life: True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge. by Sgt. 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.

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In this powerful collection of tales from the front lines, Las Vegas police sergeant Sutton goes beyond the neon into the dark corners of society, presenting the ultimate depiction of the hardest job there is. Martin's Press.

A COP'S LIFE...is about a midnight call that brings you to a grandmother battered to death in her bed while three punks go running and laughing through the night.... A COP'S LIFE... is about the man in the Ninja outfit who absorbs a full magazine of hollowpoint bullets and still raises his gun to kill you...A COP'S LIFE...is about the honor student, the pride and hope of his family, hanging from a speaker wire, or the baby who dies in your arms, or the people who think you're a hero--or the devil...In this powerful collection of tales from the frontlines, Las Vegas police sergeant Randy Sutton goes beyond the neon into the dark corners of society, putting us into the driver's seat of his cruiser and a job that ricochets from moments of sheer terror to coffee-fueled boredom--with stops on the way at every conceivable act of human folly and depravity. With a poet's touch, and the unflinching realism of a crime scene photograph, A COP'S LIFE is the ultimate depiction of the hardest job there is."Brilliantly evokes the tormented inner life of the average cop."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A compelling, sometimes wrenching, always insightful read that takes us into the soul of a working cop."--John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Second Chair and The Motive

Being a Police Officer for 18 years I can tell you that Randy Sutton has captured the essence of what the job really is about.
It doesn’t matter if you re rural police or Metro, we all have a story... a story that we ourselves sometimes can’t even believe happened...
Well Done, sir... Well Done
The author served at the beginning of his career in a small New Jersey town and then moved on to Las Vegas where most of this book occurred. There are twenty short stories included. Some of them are quite moving. Responding to a family dispute in a low income neighborhood the officers encounter a large male beating a small female. They first figured it to be husband wife or boyfriend girlfriend. Turns out to have been son mother. The son jumps out the window to get away and is dead. The threatening crowd assembles. The mother screams out that the cops pushed her son out the window.

A young family is in their vehicle stopped at a traffic light. Drugged up gangmembers are in the car next to them. The gangboys shoot and the little daughter in her car seat is fatally shot.

A grandmother is trying to put her charges to bed. Gangmembers outside are making noise. She asks them to quiet down. The retaliate by breaking into her home and stabbing her to death. They leave laughing.

A police officer sees a young girl patiently waiting to cross a busy street. He stops traffic with his flashing lights. Takes the childs hand and walks her across. Stopped motorists applaud him.

Another little girl prays to Jesus that her deceased father be allowed back to visit her for Christmas. She feels her prayers will not be answered and locks herself in the bathroom. Her grandmother calls the police. Officer Sutton finds ways to bring the sad little girl happiness.

An excellent,very quick read.
I read this book in 4 hours I couldn't put it down. Being a street cop for 23 years in the worst neighborhoods in San Diego the stories transfixed me and brought back some bad memories. All cops will recognize these stories and the pain they caused the writet.
I bought the book on the recommendation of a friend, and didn't expect it to be much different from other cop memoirs, which are generally amusing, but formulaic. Randy's book was none of that. Having been a cop for fifteen years, I knew that Randy was writing what I felt, but he said it like no one else I've read. I finished the book on an airplane, while returning from a business trip. I was self-conscious, looking around me to see if anyone had noticed the tears running down my face. I can't remember any other book having that effect on me. If you want to know what being a cop feels like, you need to read this.
Sgt. Randy Sutton began his career as a 19-year-old police cadet in a small New Jersey town, then moved after 10 years to Las Vegas, where he spent the next two decades not in the midst of the sin city's glitz and glamor, but patrolling the parts of it the tourists don't see, primarily the residential areas inhabited by the middle- and working-class people who make it go and those who, in turn, provide them with the goods and services they need. In this book he tells the stories of 18 incidents from his career, ranging from the violent to the heart-warming, several with surprising twists (the "wife-beater" who turned out to be beating his mother, for example), and finishes with a fictional Christmas story about an embittered and bereaved officer who finds redemption through a stray pup and an elderly black woman and her granddaughter.

Sutton's chief fault is that he sometimes leaves the reader wondering how things turned out (Did young Jose survive his injury? What became of Emily Bentley? Who were the women who prayed as Sutton tried to keep a young accident victim alive?). Most of his encounters are with violence and death, including cop suicides, and he clearly reveals the toll it takes on him over the years, but there are also moments that make him "remember why he had become a cop," like the effusive gratitude of the young couple whose wounded infant he saved, or the trusting young girl he helped across a busy street. For readers who want to get a picture of the inner life of a police officer, this book is required reading.
Really really good book. My school made me read this in the 11th grade and the entire class actually enjoyed it. It was action packed and there was never a dull moment. Coincidentally enough the author actually came to our school, talked to the student body, and then did book signing. Probably one of my favorite school required books thus far.

This year i need to read a 300 page book about the constitutional convention of 1987. 300 pages on a 3 day convention!!!! This is going to suck
Loved the way this read gives a heart to the men and women of law enforcement. Some of the stories impacted me in a way that I can still recall them years later. Excellent easy read.
Love both books he's written. He's a great author and brings a true perspective of how it is from the officer's side. So much love and respect to our officers that live day in and day out with the things they have to experience. Not enough credit is ever given to them.