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on April 07, 2013 :
This real life account written by Honolulu PD solo bike Officer Stan Cook (ret'd)is by far one of the best I have ever read on the subject of the dangers of what law enforcement officers face each shift so that the public can be safer.
Officer Cook writes his narratives of police work as it happens, culminating in a life or death battle he was forced into during a traffic stop on August 31, 1994. His descriptions of the stop itself, the way he was able to prevail against a drug impaired, more heavily armed opponenet, and his recovery process from life threatening wounds brings the reader right there. Officer Cook is candid, thoughtful, reflective, and above all instructive, all the way along as he walks the reader through the Incident and the lengthy aftermath.
Also discussed is the importance of family, brother and sister officers, and the determination to prevail no matter what the odds. This book brought on all ranges of emotion for me, having survived a Critical Incident of my own back in 2001. It is a must read for anyone in law enforcement, emergency services, or who lawfully owns/carries a firearm for personal protection. It's that good; thank you Stan for all you have taughtme.
(reviewed the day of purchase)