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    I recently read Cop: A True Story by Mike Middleton. A retired Sgt. from LAPD who wrote a book about everything he encountered in all his years on the job. I thought it was a great book, great stories from the street. I am curious as to if anybody else has read it, and what you think? Am I all alone in thinking it is a good read? Also I have been looking around for awhile for similar books, I figure a few other retired guys had to have written books about their days on the job. If anybody could pass me along a few titles, I'd be thankful?

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    "True Blue" by Sgt. Randy Sutton was pretty good.

    I just finished "Blue Blood" by Edward Conlon, today. That was a long but very good read. Conlon is a great author and he has some pretty interesting stories.

    BTW, how'd your internship with Lompoc go this summer?
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      Ditto on "Blue Blood"-read it recently. Have "True Blue" from the local library, so looking forward to it now, Thanks to Welpe.

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        I haven't read this book, but I did read, "What Cops Know" by Connie Fletcher. The author interviewed many cops and compiled some of the most sobering stories into this well written book which has gotten rave reviews from critics and cops alike. The book is broken down into departments: The street, violent crimes, sex crimes, narcotics, property crimes and organized crime. I couldn't put the book down !!!


        Originally posted by jfoote85
        I recently read Cop: A True Story by Mike Middleton. A retired Sgt. from LAPD who wrote a book about everything he encountered in all his years on the job. I thought it was a great book, great stories from the street. I am curious as to if anybody else has read it, and what you think? Am I all alone in thinking it is a good read? Also I have been looking around for awhile for similar books, I figure a few other retired guys had to have written books about their days on the job. If anybody could pass me along a few titles, I'd be thankful?
        Last edited by Tender Lumpling; 10-01-2005, 12:40 PM.
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        • #5
          ^^ To Welpe ^^

          Awesome. I'll stay on there until I go to the academy next summer. Got a few raises, met some cool people, easily the best job I've had yet. Beats the hell out of retail haha. I have a lot of freedom. When I was going in I thought "Oh great, the guys are going to be like, oh look at the intern", and there would be no trust. I was completely wrong, they trust me the same as everybody else, hell I've even made some new friends out of some of the younger officers (Since I'm about to turn 20 and a few of them are under 25. But I'd recommend all CJ majored students try to find a part time job like that at their local police department. Great experience and some fun as well.

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          • #6
            Joseph Wambaugh

            Most of us had heard of him. he is a former Police Officer who became a screenwriter (the TV show Police Story), then a best selling author. I like a lot of his stuff. You guys in San Diego gotta read "Lines and Shadows." Wonderful read. It's about a special unit of SDPD set up to fight violent crime against illegal aliens.

            Oh, and every Cop ought to read "The Blooding" It's the non-fictional account of the very first time DNA evidence was used in a criminal investigation. It's set in Britain. A great history of a significant piece of modern policing. Can't say enough good about that book.
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            • #7
              Another title by Randy Sutton, A Cops Life, was a real good read. I haven't read True Blue yet, but I've wanted to pick it up for some time now.

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                I am reading "To Serve and Collect. A history of the Chicago Police Department" it is really good. It shows how the pd was started and how it operated in the 1800's and the early 1900's.
                "I am the guy that keeps Mister Dead in his pocket." -'Mad' Max Rockatansky

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                • #9
                  Some great and very interesting and even scary readings are the books "Buddy BOys" and "Good Cop, BAd cop" Both deal with really rally bad cops frmo Brooklyn. ANother great book was I think it was called "My Fathers Badge" Or my Grandfathers badge. a NYPD cop talks about him and his brother and I think his grandpap as a cop in NY around the turn of the century.
                  I got nothing for now

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                  • #10
                    Cat in the hat by Dr. Suess
                    Just shut your damn hole




                    Dead Souls-----They keep calling me

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                    • #11
                      I own True Blue. It was a good read.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Chiller
                        Cat in the hat by Dr. Suess
                        Sam Iam and No I dont eat freakin green eggs and Iam jewish so I try to keep the ham to a minimum....
                        I got nothing for now

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lt93lover
                          Ditto on "Blue Blood"-read it recently. Have "True Blue" from the local library, so looking forward to it now, Thanks to Welpe.
                          I concur "Blue Blood" is excellent read. The book reels you in from the first chapter and only gets better.

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                          • #14
                            someone mentioned WHAT COPS KNOW and i have read that and it was really interesting. it will show that we all deal with about the same thing all over. also check out NO LIGHTS NO SIRENS, not sure on author and a federal officer, STEVE QUEEN, i think was his name has released a book about his infiltration of the rogue motorcycle gang. it is supposed to be pretty interesting. if your just looking for a good read try anything by TOM CLANCY or DICK MARCINKO. they are usually miltary based but are really good reads.

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                            • #15
                              I'm about a quarter of the way through "Blue Blood" and I love it so far. I look forward to reading more then starting a new one when I'm finished...

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