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This racy jambalaya of war stories, anecdotes, observations and comments was gleaned from street cops all over New Orleans ... America's most exotic and romantic city. Offbeat stories and comments from Patrolmen, Narcs, Detectives, Deputy Sheriffs and State Troopers are mixed with little known facts, forming a spicy Creole gumbo. As one NOPD old-timer remarked, "Some of these stories will make you laugh out loud. Others will bring tears to your eyes."
Written by veteran cop James Prine, The Real Police is not for the squeamish, and it cheerfully thumbs its nose at 'political correctness.' These true stories are the part of police work cops usually keep to themselves. If you're a street cop, or if you've ever wanted to be one ... this book is for you.
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James Sullivan Prine grew up in Chalmette, Louisiana and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, Prine entered law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff-EMT in 1976 with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office. Sine then, Prine has served with Federal, State, Parish (County) and Municipal law enforcement agencies, in a variety of assignments, including Special Agent, Detective, Patrolman, Narcotics Dog Handler, and Field Training Officer.
Licensed as a Private Pilot and Amateur Radio Operator, Prine is also a Parachutist, a Master SCUBA Diver, and an award winning photographer. A Life Member of the National Rifle Association and Police Marksman's Association, James Prine makes his home in the Crescent City with his lovely wife, Chariss. He is currently working on more stories for his second and third books.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
"What did this guy die of?" asked one detective. The other replied, "Natural causes." The first detective frowned, checked his clipboard, and said, "No, this says he died of multiple gunshot wounds." The second detective, a character, replied: "Hey dummy, in the project, multiple gunshot wounds are natural causes..." (Overheard at the Orleans Parish Morgue).
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