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The Badge, Stories and Tales from both Sides of the Law [Kindle Edition]

Chuck Klein , Crawford Coates
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"The Badge, Stories and Tales from both Sides of the Law, by Chuck Klein, is a well written, entertaining and factual portrayal of life for both the cops and the
bad guys in small town and suburban America. It's a great read and I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in true tales from both sides of the law."
Cynthia Brown, Publisher & Editor, American Police Beat Magazine
Author of Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain and Courage.

“I have been licensed as a private investigator for 13 years in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and have found Chuck Klein's writing to be honest, informative and entertaining.”
Michael P Rolfes, CEO & Chief Investigator
OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS & SECURITY SERVICES, INC., Cincinnati, OH

"I deal with small town LEOs on a regular basis. Klein has captured the essence of what rural policing and investigating is all about."
Doug Sinkking, Chief Investigator, Brown County, Ohio Prosecutor's Office

"Having been a patrol officer in a very small mid-western town during the 80’s and 90’s, this collection of stories brings to mind many of my own experiences. This really IS what it was like in those days! Finding yourself
basically alone in sometimes very questionable and dangerous circumstances was a common occurrence. You learn very quickly to depend on your training and personal instincts to protect the public and yourself.
"I especially found chapter eight, The Seventh Sense, to reflect my own personal feelings about what it means to be a law enforcement officer. Excellent! A very good read! "
Detective Tom McKay, Investigative Coordinator,
Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor's Office, Lawrenceburg, IN

"Finally, great cop stories set in small town America. I'm so tired of reading about NYPD, LAPD, etc. This is the way is really was for so many LEOs in suburban and rural America. Written by a one who has walked the walk."
Tom McDaniel, Chief of Police (ret.), Harrison, OH


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"The Badge, Stories and Tales from both Sides of the Law, by Chuck Klein, is a well written, entertaining and factual portrayal of life for both the cops and the bad guys in small town and suburban America. It's a great read and I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in true tales from both sides of the law."
Cynthia Brown, Publisher & Editor, American Police Beat Magazine
Author of Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain and Courage.

"I have been licensed as a private investigator for 13 years in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and have found Chuck Klein's writing to be honest, informative and entertaining."
Michael P Rolfes, CEO & Chief Investigator
OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS & SECURITY SERVICES, INC., Cincinnati, OH

"I deal with small town LEOs on a regular basis. Klein has captured the essence of what rural policing and investigating is all about."
Doug Sinkking, Chief Investigator, Brown County, Ohio Prosecutor's Office

"Having been a patrol officer in a very small mid-western this collection of stories brings to mind many of my own experiences. This really IS what it was like in those days! Finding yourself basically alone in sometimes very questionable and dangerous circumstances was a common occurrence.  Excellent! A very good read! "
Detective Tom McKay, Investigative Coordinator,
Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor's Office, Lawrenceburg, IN

"Finally, great cop stories set in small town America. This is the way is really was for so many LEOs in suburban and rural America. Written by a one who has walked the walk."
Tom McDaniel, Chief of Police (ret.), Harrison, OH

From the Author

Having been a LEO in small-town America I wrote from experience. Thus, most of the stories are true - or should have been.

Product Details

  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Publisher: BeachHouse Books (June 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00556W7LY
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A most enjoyable read August 15, 2011
Format:Paperback
I have known Chuck for over 40 years and he has always been a straight shooter - he tells it like it is. His latest book "The Badge" - stories and tales from both sides of the Law is no exception. It is book that will appeal not only to all who are, or have ever have been, involved in law enforcement, but will garner the attention of anyone with an interest in the inner workings of the law enforcement communities that serve them. The fact that Chuck has "been there, done that" gives an added level of credibility creating a solid perspective for the reader. The book is a quick read and holds your interest from story to story. I heartily recommend it; you won't be able to put it down.

Bob Kern -3M Retired
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Badge: Stories and Tales from Both Sides of the Law October 26, 2011
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I worked with Chuck almost 40 years ago, when we both were patrol officers working for neighboring police agencies. His book, "The Badge: Stories and Tales from Both Sides of the Law" tells it like it is. I litterally could not put it down until I had finished reading the entire book. Many of his stories brought back long forgotten memories of years past, while other stories brought about laughter - the way it used to be. Chuck's book will grasp the attention of everyone with an interest in law enforcement. The book is an easy read and keeps you interested from story to story. I personally recommend it; you won't be disappointed.
Colonel Daryl Zornes (Rt'd)
Chief of Police
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As a former police reporter for a large metropolitan daily newspaper, I've read dozens of books by current and former law enforcement officials. A handful of these have been great, some mediocure and most tedious reads.
Chuck Klein's "The Badge: Stories and Tales From Both Sides of the Law" is in the first category. It is a swell read. I could not put it down. I've loaned it to several friends who feel likewise.
Klein's book is a fascinating, honest look at police work. I should know. I've covered countless crimes in my newspaper career. Many of these crimes were of the unusual,unique or "odd-ball" type, and Klein must have been reading my mind when he wrote his book because it is chock-full of these types of stories that jump off the page for their excitement and originality.
Klein obviously knows his stuff, and by that I mean he provides his readers with realism few other authors can. A former police officer in rural and suburban Ohio where he often was the only cop at the scene, he had to use his wits, training, ingenuity and, at times, even humor when confronted with dangerous characters and scary scenarios.
Most of Klein's stories relate to his personal, true experiences in the field as a lawman. A few others are fictitious but are based on real-life situations he faced during his law enforcement career. They're all page-turners, and I am sure other readers of this book will agree with me that it is laden with remarkable and sometimes hair-raising tales that will be long-remembered. I urge you to buy "The Badge." You won't be disappointed. David C. Henley, Newport Beach, California
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More About the Author

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