Sex or lunch, what would you do, six days in a row? If you don't find the baby soon, will she freeze to death? It appears to be a single gunshot wound directly under the chin; should we assume suicide or possibly foul play? It appears the grandfather had a heart attack and fell through the glass storm window. Do we remove the body before the young grandkids show up? It's against rules but we can't allow the children's last memory of grandpa to be crumpled and bleeding. Is that a gun in his hand or is that a cell phone? It's too dark, but the call was a man with a gun! If you're right you're a hero. If you're wrong you go to the morgue.
These decisions are made on a daily basis if you are a Chicago Police Officer. Hopefully you're right. If you're wrong not only do you suffer but your family does as well. No police officer wants to make a split second decision but at times that's all you have.
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Stories of a Chicago Police Officer gives readers an insight into the unbelievable occurrences cops face on a daily basis. The book recalls the author’s thirty years on the job from a perspective of a patrol officer and sergeant. The author doesn’t sugar coat any of the incidents, and some might think the book is a work of fiction, rather than a memoir/autobiography. Let me assure you, his stories are real despite the fact that many are truly bizarre. If you enjoy true crime books, check out the anecdotal stories from a seasoned Chicago cop. You’ll laugh, cry, and shake your head at some of the predicaments officers are called to resolve. Just like NYC, Chicago is a town that never sleeps—neither do its cops.