- By Randy Sutton

A Cop's Life: True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge

  • Title: A Cop's Life: True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge
  • Author: Randy Sutton
  • ISBN: 9780312338961
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Cop s Life True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge After September 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

    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 womenAfter 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.

    1 thought on “A Cop's Life: True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge

    1. A good collection of stories from a veteran cop's career. I felt he covered a wide variety of the kinds of calls he's responded to over the years, some happy, some sad, some that make you want to be the one to fire the gun at the bad guy.A good book to read here and there if you need one to be able to pick up and put down. The chapters are pretty much independent stories, so you can allow time in between reading and not lose track.My favorite story was definitely the last one, where Santa brings [...]

    2. this book surprised me. started out very dark and ended on a positive note. the author doesn't really seem to hold back truths and also doesn't seem to exaggerate. simple writing style made it possible to read in an afternoon.

    3. Great short stories by a Vegas Cop. While reading I laughed a little, I got really mad reading what some gangsters did to a Grandma and her grandson and the last story in her brought tears to my eyes. Excellent book.

    4. Excellent Reading Great Book But I must admit that I am A Randy Sutton fan from back in the days of his "COPS" series, Looking for more Books from him. Don't know , is he still with Las Vegas PD ?

    5. I thought this book was fantastic, and enjoyed every second of it. I recommend this book to anyone that likes a good action story.

    6. A series of memories in the life of Randy Sutton. The fictional Christmas story at tbe end allows the book to end on a high note

    7. A cops life- Randy Sutton. This book was a great book. The author put great detail into every cops story. He made sure that the person who was reading this knew how much the job meant to them.Randy tells his stories and others. The one he remembers the best and worst was when he got a call one day when he was on the job, and he got a call about a drowning kid in his area. He raced to the scene with his lights on. When he arrived there was a man on his knees outside the pool with his child in his [...]

    8. An honest look at the way cops look back and remember the hard things they've gone through and the effects these daily struggles have on them emotionally. I read this book to get a better understanding of the psychology of being a cop, and I think it was well worth the read. On a side note, the last chapter/story in the book is ambiguous. It doesn't explain if it is something that happened to the author, a friend, or if it is a work of fiction about a cop from a cop's mind. That being said, it w [...]

    9. I love Randy Sutton. I hope he continues writing these stories. Another review said this and it's my thoughts exactly - he makes you want to be there and have his back in certain situations. In others he makes you thank God you don't have to see what he sees day to day. I love how reflective he is. The stories do cover a fairly broad range and you'll go from smiling to crying in minutes if you read straight through. That brings me to another great thing about his books - you can read it right th [...]

    10. I don't know. The whole time I kept thinking: god, I hope you got all of the therapy you so obviously deserve. Writing can of course be therapeutic in and of itself, but reading it is the job of a professional. I really, really wanted Randy to stop feeling the guilt and the pain. I kept hoping to see not only an occasional acknowledgement of the problems he's facing, but a resolution. Or at least an in depth examination. Or even better an account of how he spoke to another human being and got he [...]

    11. This book is so well written, that I can't even explain how well; it's one that you'll just have to read to see what I mean. Sadly my copy got lost before I finished it all, but I managed to read almost all of it. It's broken down into short chapters, each chapter being a different experience/case while on the police force, and the personal feelings that were felt not only at the time, but as time went by as well. This author really has a way with words, and I'm glad he put it to use to have thi [...]

    12. I will not be able to say enough about this book. If there had been ten stars that's what I would have given it. His subtitle says it best: from the Heart Behind the Badge. May God Bless Randy Sutton and all our Policemen and women, especially those who serve with honor. May 2016-Traded this book on PaperBackSwap in order to share, so reread it very fast before I let it go. Still as powerful as the first time. Maybe more. Will also eventually reread, True Blue.

    13. This book written by Sutton is easy to read and it flows. I found the stories quite interesting - some not happy, of course but others were. A good cop book by a cop who has been there and done that.Arliss Crowe

    14. True stories about what this officer had went through during his career in Las Vegas. It was fascinating to see through his eyes and other officers about what they go through to protect us. A great true crime book!

    15. Read the book it's really goodThis book was great, it was insightful, sad, gruesome, inspiring, and heartwarming all at the same time. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to become a cop or if you just want to read something different and so real. It's truly a great book.

    16. Very good true crime stories. Should be read by anyone thinking of becoming a cop or anyone who knows one and wonders what they go through on a daily basis. Short chapters, well written, good combination of excitement and routine.

    17. The stories were interesting, but not always well written. The book was also very negative.The last story, "The Messenger: A Cop's Christmas Tale" was wonderfully touching.

    18. This was a great book. The stories are told with honesty and transparency. If you like so called "cop books," then you should put this one on your list.

    19. I loved how this book showed the events that cops go through in their careers in such an honest light. It shows how cops aren't out to get you, but they just want to make the world a better place.

    20. I read this book for my book club. It is an excellent read. It is a first hand account of the day to day life of a cop, the good and the bad.

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