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Bad Luck Cadet & Bad Luck Officer: A True-life Adventure Paperback – May 15, 2012
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About the Author
I became a police officer in my 40's. I'm now a detective in a small Arizona town and I write about my adventures. My granddaughter calls me Princess Cop though most days my tiara is slightly crooked. I'm currently working on Book III of my Bad Luck series "Bad Luck in Small Town"
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The later parts of the book follow the author after police academy graduation and through several years "on the job". This was again fascinating to me, and it was well-written and easy to read. Lots of gritty details about "the street" but also about the internal culture of police departments, what being a cop is like (and what being the first female cop in Small Town PD is like), and many other things that most of us don't experience in our lives.
In Bad Luck Officer we get to follow along with Suzie's journey as she goes from Rookie cop to Detective. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes and I cried when Suzie was forced to face the fact that even if your hearts in the right place you can't save everyone, especially if they don't want to save themselves. I have no desire to become a police officer however I think anyone who's thinking they'd like to have a career in law enforcement would find these books helpful. Of course I'm sure the names have been changed to protect the innocent, and the not so innocent!
In a time in our country when the police our being held up under a murky microscope for inspection I think these books are an incredible look into the mindset of this officer and her department. There are many good officers out there who truly do care about the people they protect and serve. Thank you Suzie for sharing your journey with us.