Police Officers to the Rescue

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On a February afternoon in Ocala, Florida, Police Sergeant Greg Martin was in his car waiting at a traffic light. Even though he was off duty, he was listening to his two-way radio. That's how he heard that a robbery was in progress at a drugstore just across the street. Would he be able to pull into the parking lot in time to stop the robber?

Look inside to find out more about how police officers like Sergeant Martin help people every day. As you do, you'll go behind the scenes...

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Overview

On a February afternoon in Ocala, Florida, Police Sergeant Greg Martin was in his car waiting at a traffic light. Even though he was off duty, he was listening to his two-way radio. That's how he heard that a robbery was in progress at a drugstore just across the street. Would he be able to pull into the parking lot in time to stop the robber?

Look inside to find out more about how police officers like Sergeant Martin help people every day. As you do, you'll go behind the scenes to learn how these first responders prepare and train for their job. You'll also discover how they use their special skills not only in the event of a crime-but also whenever there is an accident, a fire, a natural disaster, or even a terrorist attack.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rachelle Andrade
Stopping dangerous criminals and saving the lives of innocent people is all part of a day's work for our country's police officers. When the safety of the public is in jeopardy, these heroic men and women are often the first to arrive. This nonfiction book from the fascinating "The Work of Heroes: First Responders in Action" series gives readers an idea of some of the crises that police officers face on a daily basis. Detailed color photographs bring dramatic true stories to life in a way that is guaranteed to keep a reader's attention. Included is an especially touching account of one policewoman who gave her life while helping countless others to safety during the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Children will learn about the duties and requirements of this highly rewarding career, as well as the specific types of training that each police officer must complete. A police officer's gear is shown and explained in a spread at the conclusion of the book. Most of the language will be familiar to those at a third grade reading level, and words that are new or challenging are printed in bold and defined in the glossary. Young readers will enjoy learning about the law enforcement career as they share in the troubles and triumphs of these everyday heroes. Reviewer: Rachelle Andrade
School Library Journal
Gr 2–6—Each volume opens with an attention-grabbing scenario in which a first responder intervenes to save lives. The ensuing chapters about the responsibilities of the featured jobs are interspersed with examples of other dedicated first responders and recent current events. Most memorably, Police Officers contains a chapter entitled "She Gave Her Life," which relates the tragic loss of NYPD officer Moira Smith on September 11, 2001. Snapshot-style color photos with captions sustain the action (though some are not for the squeamish, such as an image in Doctors that shows an injured hockey player's blood spilling onto the rink). A diverse group of profiled professionals, informative fact boxes, and final chapters reflecting on the pros and cons of these dangerous jobs all contribute to a high-interest series. Back matter includes photo-illustrated gear pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617722837
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: The Work of Heroes: First Responders in Action Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,007,314
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

To Shoot or Not to Shoot 4

The Right Choice 6

First on the Scene 8

It Takes Training 10

Getting There 12

Teamwork Works! 14

First to Arrive 16

Tornado in Baltimore 18

Bomb in Times Square 20

A Hero of 9/11 22

She Gave Her Life 24

Is This the Job for You? 26

Police Officers' Gear 28

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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