This book is a compilation which describes in great detail some true stories the author and his fellow contributors experienced during their time first as rookies and then as veteran Baltimore Police officers as they advanced through their careers in the Southeast section of Baltimore in the 1970's & 1980's.
These are true stories told by the officers who lived them. Some are humorous, some are sad, some are surprising, but all are stark and real. It contains several stories from other Baltimore Police Officer contributors, in addition to the forty-five stories lived through and told by the Author, a thirty-six year veteran of the department who retired as a Major in 2006, after 18 years in the ghettos of Baltimore's Southeastern District. These stories come primarily from the Author's time as a street officer and Sergeant from 1970 until 1989.
They've seen it, they've lived it, and now they've told it. These stories are told in gritty detail with a good dose of dry humor and thought-provoking insight into big city policing during a particularly troubled time in our history. Full of harsh realities and aberrant adventures of a group of veteran street officers - you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.