An excellent insight into the role the Police Officers play as our saviours and guardian angels.
Editor’s NOTE: Originally posted at The Graveyard Shift as a contributing guest of Lee Lofland.
I was recently asked to speak at a book reading for the local library to discuss my latest work on cop culture, “A Darker Shade of Blue; From Public Servant to Professional Deviant.”
Unsure of what was expected, I looked for key sections or excerpts that might appeal to the civilian public. One of the selections discussed why cops fail to fit-in with the general civilian population.
I described the enticement of a fringe lifestyle, and the intoxicating draw of society’s margins. Their blank stares quickened my heartbeat and signaled that this first attempt by our community library to feature local authors was going south quickly.
Retooling the chronology of the presentation, I did as any experienced public speaker and supervisor of public servants would…
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