Armed and Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous

Memoirs of A Chicago Policewoman

Book - 2018
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This engrossing memoir follows a female police officer's sixteen-year journey from day one at the Police Academy and spanning assignments on Chicago's West Side, one of the most dangerous areas in the city. The notorious cops' code of silence is broken as the author recounts incidents in the West Side projects: shoot-outs, ambushes, and what it feels like to kill a man--just four days out of the Academy. The stories told are sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, often poignant, and always provide the reader with an on the scene feel for life behind the badge. Domestic violence, murdered spouses, abused children, and philandering CPD brass are just some of the topics addressed, topics that officer Gallo dealt with everyday. From her work with gangs, narcotics, the gun task force, and acting as a prostitute, Gina Gallo offers a gritty account of the darker side of the city, giving readers an objective side to the cops, crooks, and victims that comprise a the police cops world.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2018
Edition: First mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780765398000
0765398001
Characteristics: 409 pages ; 22 cm

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