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Veteran New York City Cops Struggle Through The Summer Of 1975
(The Year New York City Went Bust)
Copyright © 2010 James J. Cavanaugh
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This book is dedicated to my brother ‘Frank.’ May God grant you the happiness in the next life that was taken from you in this one.
As a rookie cop in the New York City Police Department I worked in the old Greenwich Village station house on Charles Street that was built in 1896. The bronze plaque on the wall opposite the Lieutenant’s desk read:
“THEODORE ROOSEVELT—POLICE COMMISSIONER.”
Although I was just a working class kid, I realized that I was part of a very fine organization with a great history, and I was proud to be a member of it.
I owe a great deal to my friend, retired NYPD Lieutenant, Patrick Picciarelli, for his advice and guidance. Pat is a distinguished author who has published several works, including the hilarious book Jimmy The Wags.
Another person who helped me greatly and encouraged me along the way is my friend from the United States Army Military Police Corps, Charles “Chuck” Kelly. It was Chuck who came up with the title for the book. He is also a noted author of mystery novels. His latest book is entitled Pay Here, a riveting murder mystery novel set in the southwest.
This book is a fictional characterization about events taking place in New York City, in and about the summer of 1975. All of the characters in this book are fictional. Any similarity between any character portrayed in this book, and any person, living or deceased, is purely coincidental.