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Killed in the Line of Duty by N.A Book Summary:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports Section selected and analyzed 51 incidents of police officer killings in order to evaluate the psychology of the offender, the behavior of the police officer, and circumstances in which the police officer lost his or her life. The study was conducted over a 3-year period; the 51 incidents resulted in the death of 54 police officers and involved 50 offenders. Results demonstrated that, while no single offender profile could be established, most killers of police officers had been diagnosed as having some type of personality disorder. Behavioral descriptors of victims were frequently similar in that they were good-natured and more conservative than their fellow officers in the use of physical force. The incidents themselves revealed that killings were often facilitated by some type of procedural miscue (e.g., improper approach to a vehicle). Type of assignment, circumstances at the scene of an encounter, weapons involved, and the environment in which events occurred all played a role in the preponderance of police officer deaths in the South. The report presents extensive information on the victims, offenders, and incidents studied. It identifies personality types of offenders, provides guidance on how individuals of a given personality type interact with authority figures, and offers approaches to interrogation. The report also points out specific areas where law enforcement training and procedures may be improved. Appendixes contain the study methodology and a description of personality types.
Blue Lives Matter by Steve Cooley,Robert Schirn Book Summary:
Blue Lives Matter is a book that explores the line-of-duty deaths suffered by the law enforcement "blue" family. This book examines the deaths of eight police officers and one police canine in Los Angeles County. The chapters portray the fallen officers and the canine as true heroes who each made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. The cases include the murder of two officers solved over 40 years later; an officer murdered in front of his young son; two officers kidnapped and taken to an onion field where one officer is executed; an undercover officer murdered during a multi-million dollar drug transaction; an off-duty officer murdered by two gang members while riding his bicycle; and a cop-killer who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. Co-authors Steve Cooley and Bob Schirn discuss each case in detail. Each chapter discusses the incident that cost the officer his life. The court proceedings are reviewed, including victim impact testimony of the effect of the officer's death on family members and fellow officers. A Lessons Learned segment in each chapter is designed to increase officer safety and awareness of dangerous situations. Steve Cooley is a career prosecutor who served three full terms as the District Attorney of Los Angeles County. He was a reserve police officer for LAPD. He is uniquely positioned to discuss his involvement in each case and eminently qualified to provide perspectives and opinions on each case.
In the Line of Duty by Sarah G. Forgey Book Summary:
"In the Line of Duty: Army Art, 1965-2014 presents art from the Vietnam War through the late twentieth to early twenty-first century to more recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Artists' statements enhance some of the paintings and describe the thoughts and feelings associated with the artists' mission."--description from dust jacket.
In the Line of Duty by Lewis C. Rigler,Judyth Wagner Rigler Book Summary:
In a career spanning three decades, Ranger Lewis Rigler witnessed an era of great political and social turbulence and change in the state as well as within the Ranger force he had sworn to serve. He investigated kidnappings, murders, strike violence, burglary rings--all manner of cases. Some he solved; others remained elusive. Along the way, he saved a life or two; others, he could not.
In The Line of Duty by Lisa Arnoux-Brown Book Summary:
In the latest In the Line of Duty series, Detectives Earl Solano and Paul Derek scramble to covertly help their friend Kevin Brooks investigate a thirty-year-old case when plans for a top secret military airplane resurface. Brooks, a CIA agent, begins the search upon receiving a request for help from his mother-in-law. Brooks mother-in-law is shocked to receive a telephone call from her husband, Ezekiel Dade, who asks to see the daughter he has never met. Now out of prison, Dade had been convicted for bank robbery thirty years earlier. Since Brooks mother-in-law had been questioned by police decades earlier about an alleged Swiss bank account belonging to her husband, she thought Dade must have committed the bank robbery hed been accused of and would die in prison. Brooks wants to help his mother-in-law pave the way so she can introduce his wife to her father. Brooks wife does not know that her father is alive or that he had been in prison. As Solano and Derek surreptitiously help their friend investigate the old case, the bigger the mystery gets and the more dangerous it becomes. Both friends and enemies of Dades reemerge, all attempting to learn The Ezekiel Code.
All In The Line Of Duty by Amy Hudson Book Summary:
In a hot, sun scorched English valley, a young male is found dead. A few days later in Austria, another young male is found dead. Is there a connection between the two and if so, what is it? DCI Mark Morgan from Hipton, England, together with Chief Inspector Zweig, from Mayrhofen, Austria, try to solve what might be a double murder. But there seems to be precious little to go on and progress in the case is agonisingly slow until a letter is discovered in an attic of a house in the small Austrian village of Schwendau. Could this letter hold a clue about the deaths of the two young men? What seems to be a simple communication is far from that. It is a voice from the past, a letter which hints at a very dark time during the Second World War. There are references to Himmler and concentration camps, but this letter was never posted, so is it just a distraction for Morgan and Zweig, or is it crucial evidence in their quest to track down the killer? Time moves on and still the case is beset by complications and unknowns until a third murder is committed, back on English soil. Can Mark Morgan connect this murder with the other two and if so, what are the implications? The case goes from being an intriguing puzzle to a complex series of problems which need to be solved in a race against time, in case the killer strikes again. On the home front, Mark Morgan has problems of his own. His relationships seem to be taking a nosedive out of all control. Shocking news about his father finally comes to light and his brother is off to Russia for who knows how long, sending the family into confusion. This novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right with a dramatic plot, full of complex twists and turns, or it can be read as a sequel to ‘The Quiet Deaths’ where the central characters are introduced; chiefly DCI Mark Morgan and his family and friends. As in the first book, there are plenty of back stories where the reader can find out what’s new in the lives of the central characters. There is a lot of humour in the novel for the reader to enjoy, despite the dark tone of much of the main plot. The novel will leave readers with a lot to think about, especially in the context of war, family, trust and loyalty and raises some thorny issues to grapple with.
Line of Duty by Terri Blackstock Book Summary:
At the request of her many fans—Terri Blackstock revisits the heroic cast of characters in this fifth book in her best-selling Newpointe 911 series In Line of Duty, a bomb explodes at the Icon International building in New Orleans while lawyer Jill Clark Nichols is in the top floor boardroom. The thirty-story building goes up in flames and fire departments from all around the area are called in. The firefighters from Newpointe are especially concerned since they know Jill is inside the building. Dan, her husband, rushes in to save her. But as firefighters work to evacuate the upper floors of the building, a second and third bomb explode, causing the lower floors to cave in. Firefighters and civilians are buried beneath the rubble. When the smoke finally clears, a count is taken. Jill narrowly escapes the chaos of the explosions and fire only to find Dan missing. Were the bombs the act of a terrorist, or a scheme coming from a heart of greed? Can Jill’s faith carry her through these long days of pain and uncertainty? And will Dan survive this tragedy . . . or sacrifice his life in the line of duty?
Line of Duty - The Real Story of British Police Corruption by Wensley Clarkson Book Summary:
A fascinating insight into the true history of British police corruption, for fans of the hit BBC 1 drama. For more than a century, police officers used their uniforms to control and bully criminals, which in turn led to wholesale bribery and corruption. From Victorian times up to the 1950s, this crooked atmosphere tainted the UK police image of the 'friendly Bobby'. Then came the 1960s and 1970s when the Great Train Robbery and other bigtime heists changed the rules of the 'game' forever. It was like the Wild West out there. No one knew who were the good guys and who were the bad guys anymore. By the early 1980s, corruption was endemic amongst London's vast force of detectives. It was only now that Police commissioners across the nation finally started to tackle endemic, across the board corruption. The hit BBC show has brought these stories back to the fore and in The Line of Duty - The Real Story we go behind the contemporary headlines to explore the real inspiration behind the hit show, looking back at the history of corruption in the police, and the anti-corruption units that were set up to sniff out the bent coppers among the good. Referencing real-life historic and notable cases and people, from a range of sources and first-person interviews, The Line of Duty - The Real Story tells the truth behind the fiction, and its hard-hitting impact on real life modern policing.
In the Line of Duty by Ami Weaver Book Summary:
A risk worth taking? Ever since Callie Marshall's husband died in the line of duty, leaving her and their sons behind, the boys have become her absolute priority. She's doing her best to minimize any risk to their carefully ordered world…. Ex-soldier Matt Bowden's middle name is "risk." Struggling to cope with his return to civilian life, he channels his energies into his adventure company. Callie has always been able to knock the air from his lungs, but she was his friend's wife and he's used to burying his feelings. Now everything's changed, and Callie needs someone to step up…. Is Matt the risk she's been holding out for?
Mostly in the Line of Duty by H. Liebaers Book Summary:
IT ALL STARTED with the American Library Association (ALA) which wanted to celebrate its centenary in 1976 at its headquarters in Chicago. With five American librarians and non-librarians I was invited to give a centennial paper. I declined the flattering offer because I had left the profession and had no time to do any research. I added innocently, however, that I would be delighted to speak out of personal experience, for instance on the impor tance of American librarianship in my professional life. This pro posal was accepted; I delivered the lecture and my text was printed in Libraries and the Life cif the Mind. Before I had read my paper in Chicago I received a request from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) to contribute with Recollections of a President to the fiftieth anniver sary volume of IFLA (1927-1977). For reasons with which I agreed IFLA did not publish my paper in full, such as it is given here as chapter 10. I am confident that no one will compare the two versions in order to try to find out \\That has been left out in the earlier printing. Two other papers have appeared in German Festschrifts, one for Kurt Koster from Frankfurt-aiM (chapter 7) and one for Gerhard Liebers from Munster (chapter 5) the former being focussed to accord with the interest of the recipient on medieval Dutch manuscripts, the latter, for similar reasons, on library buildings.
Flight Attendants Lost In the Line of Duty by B. Elizabeth Chabot Book Summary:
“The pilots were attempting to return to Honolulu but with the failure of both engines on the right wing of the UAL 747, combined with massive structural damage, there was a very real possibility that they would be required to ditch. The thought of ditching into the ocean in the dark of night is daunting. The flight attendants could have secured themselves in their jump seats but instead stood in the aisles to prepare their passengers. The roar of the air rushing by at a speed of 190 to 200 knots was deafening in the cabin. The flight attendants could only “mime” the instructions for passengers to look at their Safety Cards and to demonstrate the donning of life vests.” “The Aloha 737 was severely damaged, literally now a convertible and was in emergency descent with speeds of 280 to 290 knots. The roar of the wind was deafening. The forward flight attendant had been sucked out of the cabin as it ruptured. The aft flight attendant was seriously injured. The mid flight attendant, suffering minor injuries and being the only one able, rather than securing herself in her jump seat, she crawled up and down the aisle calming her passengers and assisting the injured.” Flight Attendants Lost offers a fascinating look into what went on inside the airplane from actual aircraft accident and incident case studies spanning decades and countries. The book covers the intense training, the ongoing vigilance, the behind the scenes team work and the committed actions of flight attendants in emergency situations. It uncovers the complexities of aircraft safety design and makes sense of the reasons behind safety rules and regulations making this book an educational must read for air travellers. Flight Attendants Lost is not only an eye-opener but is a reassuring read that will make you look at flying differently. It is also a beautifully written memorial tribute to the hundreds of flight attendants who, over the years, have given their lives In the Line of Duty.
Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty by Greg Rucka,Ed Brubaker Book Summary:
Gotham City: a town teeming with corrupt cops, ruthless crime lords, petty thieves … and just a small handful that would oppose them. Grizzled veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, detective Renee Montoya and the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy. Gotham's Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world's most psychotic criminals off the street... but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman's one-man war on crime. Written by critically acclaimed authors Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (52, DETECTIVE COMICS), this Eisner Award-winning series follows the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit as they navigate the against the city's greatest villains — in the shadow of Batman himself. Collects issues #1-10.
The Line of Duty by Cate Caruth Book Summary:
The kingdom of Bremmand has fallen to the Kostinian Empire. Fleeing in fear of their lives, three of the royal children have escaped the brutal cull on their family and now seek refuge in the Great Forest. Can Captain Ronas of the Palace Guard and Master Trystin, tutor to the princes, keep them safe and hand them over to the safe keeping of their Grandfather in the north?
In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold Book Summary:
The loss of a hero cuts deep… “Fans of crime fiction will be moved and enthralled by In the Line of Duty, as much an action-packed mystery as it is a heartfelt tribute to police who give up their lives to protect others.” –Publishers Weekly The headlines hit home for the Stiles PD when one of their own is shot and killed while on duty. Detective Madison Knight and the brotherhood of blue are fueled to find justice. But that’s easier said than done. Emotions are high, and the evidence is pointing them in several directions. One thing is certain: members of the Stiles PD will need to stand united and set aside their differences in order to reap justice. But can they hold it together and close the case without any more officers paying with their lives? In the Line of Duty is “a roller-coaster ride of a plot with all manner of twists and turns.” (Midwest Book Review) Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a cop killer like thousands of readers have done before you. What readers say about In the Line of Duty: ★★★★★ “A hard hitting, emotional novel.” ★★★★★ “A slew of twists and turns along the way.” ★★★★★ “Arnold… makes us feel a roller coaster of emotions.” ★★★★★ “I absolutely loved this book.” ★★★★★ “I actually could see it being a movie.” ★★★★★ “The author makes such an effort to do her research on police procedures.” ★★★★★ “I was glad to read this book that has the utmost respect for law enforcement.” ★★★★★ “Arnold puts words and feelings in this book that are true to life. Great writer and series.” ★★★★★ “Thanks for such a good book. Maybe they can make a movie out of this one.” ★★★★★ “Brilliant as usual.” ★★★★★ “An insightful look into the lives and losses our country’s heroes face every day on the front lines.” ★★★★★ “This book absolutely kept me guessing until the killer was revealed.” ★★★★★ “The twists and turns will leave your head spinning, in a good way.”
The Line of Duty by Nichole Severn Book Summary:
Stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, they must rely on each other to survive. When Blackhawk operative Vincent Kalani boarded an airplane, he never expected it to crash into the Alaskan mountains. On the ground, by-the-book police officer Shea Ramsey becomes his unlikely partner in survival. Shea was headed to New York to fight for custody of her son, but now she’s fighting for her life with an ex-cop who’s equal parts inscrutable and unpredictable. Mills & Boon Intrigue — Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
The Leader's Imperative by J. Carl Ficarrotta Book Summary:
Drawn from the "Alice McDermott Memorial Lectures in Applied Ethics" held at the United States Air Force Academy, these 20 essays contribute to our understanding of ethics and leadership. Contributions come from a distinguished and diverse group of individuals including, Allan Bloom, Reverend Edward A. Malloy, John T. Noonan, Jr., James F. Childress, Christina Hoff Sommers, General Ronald R. Fogelman, and William J. Bennett. The range of topics include moral certainty and sensibility, professional and personal integrity, emergency ethics and the responsibility of war criminals, the just war and public policy, unethical adversaries and military obligation, and liberal education and character.
Crossing the Line of Duty by Neil Root Book Summary:
The Metropolitan Police of the mid-twentieth century, in particular The Flying Squad and Obscene Publications Squad, has been described as ‘the most routinely corrupt organisation in London’. Larger-than-life characters such as Ken Drury and Alfred ‘Wicked Bill’ Moody routinely fraternised with underworld figures, paid off witnesses and struck dodgy deals to get their man – regardless of whether he was innocent or guilty. And the problem went far beyond a couple of ‘bent’ coppers: in the end, fifty officers were prosecuted, while 478 took early retirement.Using Metropolitan Police files obtained under Freedom of Information, which have not been accessed since the 1970s, author Neil Root can finally tell the real story of how the Met became systemically corrupt, and how Sir Robert Mark, who became commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in 1972, finally cleaned it up.
The Victimization of Probation & Parole Workers in the Line of Duty by William H. Parsonage Book Summary:
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In the Line of Fire by Cheryl Regehr,Ted Bober Book Summary:
In the wake of disaster emergency responders are first on the scene and last to leave. They put concern for the lives of others over concern for their own lives, and work tirelessly to recover the bodies of the missing. Their heroic actions save lives, provide comfort to and care for the wounded and inspire onlookers, but at what cost to themselves? We now know that rescue workers who are exposed to mutilated bodies, mass destruction, multiple casualties, and life-threatening situations may become the hidden victims of disaster. The traumatic consequences of exposure can profoundly impact emergency responders, radiate to their families, and permeate the emergency organization. This much-needed new book, based on the authors' original research and clinical experience, describes the consequences of trauma exposure on police officers, fire fighters, and paramedics. Weaving data collected in large-scale quantitative studies with the personal stories of responders shared in qualitative interviews, this much-needed account explores the personal, organizational, and societal factors that can ameliorate or exacerbate traumatic response. Stress theory, organizational theory, crisis theory, and trauma theory provide a framework for understanding trauma responses and guiding intervention strategies. Using an ecological perspective, the authors explore interventions spanning prevention, disaster response, and follow-up, on individual, family, group, organizational, and community levels. They provide specific suggestions for planning intervention programs, developing trauma response teams, training emergency service responders and mental health professionals, and evaluating the effectiveness of services provided. Disaster, whether large-scale or small, underscores our ongoing vulnerability and the crucial need for response plans that address the health and well being of those who confront disaster on a daily basis. In the Line of Fire speaks directly to these emergency response workers as well as to the mental health professionals who provide them with services, the administrators who support their efforts, and the family members who wonder if their loved one will return home safely from work tonight.
His Obsession Next Door by Cathryn Fox Book Summary:
Once the fuse is lit, there's only one way to extinguish the flames. Cole Sullivan made a battlefield promise to his best friend to take care of his little sister, but that vow, given to a dying man, has pushed the woman he’s wanted for years even farther from reach. Gemma Mathews has crushed hard on the darkly handsome, far-to-serious explosives expert since she was a teen, but the sting of his rejection is as fresh as if it happened yesterday. Now, ten years later, Cole stubbornly adheres to the role of protector, but when she catches him watching her from his house next door, she boldly takes the opportunity to show him everything he’s been missing. Cole’s rule of look-but-don’t-touch is shot to hell when he sees Gemma’s bedroom window performance. He’s never been a risk taker, but her blatant campaign of seduction ignites the fuse of passion that’s been simmering for far too long. All thoughts of backing off are off, but can he live with himself amid the shards of a broken promise?
New Mexico's Finest by Don Bullis Book Summary:
Nearly 200 men and women have died while working as peace officers in New Mexico since 1846, the year that New Mexico became a part of the United States. This book tells each officer's story. A number of these law officers died in the violent days of New Mexico's frontier in the years between the end of the U. S. Civil War and the turn of the century in 1901. Among them were sheriffs, their deputies, town marshals and members of posses. Outlaws far outnumbered the forces of law and order, and lawlessness was a significant factor in keeping New Mexico a territory for two-thirds of a century (1846-1912). Since the beginning of the 20th century, officers have been assassinated, shot down in gunfights, and murdered in cold blood. Others have died in motor vehicle accidents of one kind or another (and one was run down by a cowboy on a horse), and while accidents are not as dramatic as gun-battles, they are equally as important. The names of some law officers are familiar, like former Sheriff Pat Garrett who was assassinated in 1908 or State Police Officer Nash Garcia who was ambushed in 1952. Others are less well-known, like Taos County Sheriff Stephen Louis Lee who was killed during the Taos Revolt of 1847 or Sandoval County Sheriff's Sergeant Joe Harris who was killed by a career criminal in 2009. Farmington Officer Victoria Chavez was the first female New Mexico peace officer to die in the line of duty. She was shot to death in 1992. Since then, others have met similar unfortunate fates. Sheriffs and their deputies have suffered the greatest number of fatalities at 70; the New Mexico State Police Division of the Department of Public Safety is next with 30 officers killed in the line of duty since 1937. Among municipal police departments, Albuquerque is the largest, and has suffered the most on-duty causalities at 14 since 1886. No matter the details, each of these officers is deserving of recognition, and commendation for offering up the ultimate sacrifice: his or her life.