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The BCMC (Big City Motor Cop) is written by retired LAPD officer Gary Smith. The LAPD Motorcycle squad of the 1960's and 1970's was an elite group of men who enforced the traffic laws on both the Los Angeles streets and freeways. Learn how challenging it is to go through the motorcycle officer training school and about the inner workings of the squad.
The names have been changed, but the stories are true. Writer Smith takes you back to turbulent times in the City of Angels. Experience the Watts Riots of 1965 at the side of Pete Felix (Officer Smith). Ride along on police pursuits and share the various encounters with the motorists; be on-duty with the officers during the San Fernando Valley Earthquake, the Van Norman Dam potential breakage and the Bel Air Fire. Participate in life and death situations where split second decisions have to be made as to whether to shoot or not to shoot. Share the thrill of escorting a U. S. President and other dignataries.
Scattered throughout the book is the humor that the officers needed to overcome the stresses of life and death they faced on a daily basis.
Gary Smith has a talent in pulling the reader into the story. While reading The BCMC, I became part of the motorcycle squad and found it difficult to put his book down. Turning the pages my emotions went from hysterical laughter, to great sadness, to sheer terror.
A great read with adult language.