From Boy To Blue: Becoming One of America's Finest

From Boy To Blue: Becoming One of America's Finest

by Steve Warneke


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In today's world, especially following police controversy, it's rare to hear from the officers themselves. Usually, we hear prepared statements from department heads, lawyers, union representatives, victim's families, and others only tangentially involved. With a current war being waged on law enforcement fueled by public controversy and misunderstanding, "From Boy To Blue" combats this false narrative by revealing the street cop's mentality, training, and thought process. Steve does this by bringing you along with him through his career while sharing his deepest thoughts and craziest experiences. Steve hopes to help heal the relationship between police and citizens by taking the reader through his psychological transformation from a sheltered suburban boy to becoming a highly decorated police officer. If you have a loved one who is or plans on becoming a police officer, this book from an award-winning author will help you to better understand and support them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998641904
Publisher: Steve Warneke Productions, LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Steve is a two-time Heartland Emmy Award winner and a four-time Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner for his work communicating officers' stories to the world. After 15 years of dedicated service with the Denver Police Department, Steve continues his important work for the good of our community. Steve has also been featured on multiple media outlets as a police expert.

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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite If you want to know what it feels like to be a cop, to understand police procedures and their commitment, coupled with their fine sense of accountability, then reading Steve Warneke’s memoir will be best for you. From Boy To Blue: Becoming One Of America's Finest is a book about police work, written by one who has been in the service for a long time and who has seen civilians shot at, not just once, but many times. Over the most recent years, the relationship between officers and the public has deteriorated to one of mistrust and sheer lack of interest from the public. It’s not surprising that many people see officers as enemies of the people, as those who would hurt them upon the slightest provocation. But this book offers new insights and redefines the mission of police officers. It is impossible not to feel some sympathy for the men and women in blue after reading this thrilling memoir. Perhaps the media would talk differently about these brave officers if they could understand the stress, the unpredictability of the job, and the uncomfortable surprises that come along with it. The author cautions that: “As you read, you will discover it is usually not a single traumatic event that changes a man into an officer; rather, it's night after night of seeing the most unbelievable things. After all, there is no telling what any night has in store for us.” From Boy To Blue: Becoming One Of America's Finest is a page-turner that offers readers the inside scope of an officer’s night, unveiling the dangers and risks, and focusing on what these men and women are called to do. Steve Warneke writes with great simplicity and the prose is as delightful as it is entertaining. This memoir is an eye-opener, a book that will change the way most of us see police officers.