Bodyguard to the Packers

Overview

Jerry Parins began his career as a policeman in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When he became director of security for the Green Bay Packers, he brought with him his knowledge of law enforcement and a dedication to protecting the citizens of his hometown. Jerry safeguarded many of the greatest names in NFL history while making Lambeau Field safe for countless fans.On the road, Jerry kept the players in their hotel rooms at night and out of the troubles that young men loaded with cash so easily get into. He kept them out ...
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Overview

Jerry Parins began his career as a policeman in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When he became director of security for the Green Bay Packers, he brought with him his knowledge of law enforcement and a dedication to protecting the citizens of his hometown. Jerry safeguarded many of the greatest names in NFL history while making Lambeau Field safe for countless fans.On the road, Jerry kept the players in their hotel rooms at night and out of the troubles that young men loaded with cash so easily get into. He kept them out of the headlines and out of the courts, and kept them clean and sober and ready to play football. He also prepared Lambeau Field for visiting dignitaries like President Bush. Jerry had to combine the finesse and consistent good cheer of a public relations expert with the operational knowledge that only a former detective could understand.Diagnosed with colon cancer, Jerry endured chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. He battled cancer to a standstill, and encourages his readers to overcome their fears of life-saving medical screenings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982000915
  • Publisher: Titletown Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/8/2008
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 799,968
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Previously a newspaper reporter and editor, Dauplaise is a freelance writer based in Green Bay, Wis., where he lives with his wife, Bonnie. Dauplaise is also the co-author of Bodyguard to the Packers.

Jerry Parins, a former policeman, became the Green Bay Packers' director of security and made his security team a model in pro sports. Later, Parins successfully battled colon cancer. Now cancer-free, he continues as the Packers' senior security advisor. Mike Dauplaise began as a sportswriter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, then covered the police beat before returning to sports coverage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    The Packers and so much more!

    I have lived in Green Bay for 8 years and have always been a Packers fan. Not a fanatic, but a fan. I had never read a book about the Packers before because I just wasn't into sports trivia that much. Recently I read 'Bodyguard to the Packers' and loved it! It is so much more than a book about sports. It gives you behind the scenes stories about the Packers players, coaches, and others involved in the organization and makes them seem a little more human. It is chocked full of Green Bay history and even touches on a murder. Jerry Parins' joys and struggles are conveyed in a humerous,compassionate, and straightforward story. This book is a quick read and one that can be enjoyed by anyone...Green Bay Packers fan or not!

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