Stars & Shields: Cop Stories

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ISBN-10: 1424127149
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 73 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (February 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1424127149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424127146
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,511,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. H. McDonald Jr. on April 13, 2007
Author and retired police officer Edward T. Cook provides readers with an insider view of what police work was like for him in his short, but entertaining book "Stars & Shields: Cop Stories". It must be said that this is not a politically correct book but his stories reflect the world where he lived. In California, some of the things he writes about could not happen without lawsuits, civil actions and a major investigation. I reference this to two of his stories about police roughing up or not giving medical aid and assistance to transgender people. It is certainly not something modern police departments would engage in without problems. But aside from those two stories, the rest of the book reflects some sensitivity and compassion and at times, it is even humorous.

The stories are easy to read and flow right along. You get to see what makes the job of being a police officer one of the hardest jobs in the world; lots of dangers, and lots of strange people that they have to deal with. The stories are like a snap shot of his experiences and that of some other police officers. It does captures the mind-set of law enforcement officers and makes for some good reading.

The book would be a nice gift for those who have loved ones in law enforcement or are a police officer themselves. I think since my son is a California Highway Patrol Officer I can relate to some of the stories. The book is 73 pages long and would make a great little book for someone at the airport waiting for a flight. A quick, non-taxing read!
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By Martha A. Cheves on August 1, 2009
`One afternoon, two officers had parked their police vehicles alongside each other and they were talking. All of a sudden, one officer observed a homeless person taking his clothes off near their vehicles. The homeless person was asked why he was taking his clothes off. The homeless person stated to the officers that he was too hot. The homeless person then put his clothes back on and left the area.

About ten minutes later, the officers got a call about a naked man walking on the sidewalk in front of the downtown restaurants. When the officers arrived, there in front of them was their homeless man, fully naked and enjoying a stroll downtown.'

This is just one of the many "Cop Stories" told by Cook in his book Stars & Shields. Some of the stories will make you mad and some will make you laugh, but all will give you a better idea of the trials these unsung heroes go through day by day. This may be a short read but it's a good one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry L Evans on April 10, 2007
An entertaining and eye opening look through a compilation of antidotes and accounts from actual Police activities.
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