You'll be shocked and amazed. You'll laugh and cry as you discover what it is really like being a big city cop!
Cop Tales! is a collection of short stories told in gritty street vernacular full of humor from a Chicago Police veteran's hindsight. Cop Tales! takes you from the harsh realities of being a cop to the comical side of the human condition.
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Tom Cline has been with the Chicago Police Department since 1968. He worked a beat car as a patrol officer, investigated hate crimes before they were called that, was "Officer Friendly" to thousands of Chicago's school children as well as their D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. officer. The last 3 years he has been writing curriculum and training police recruits at Chicago's Police Academy . He wrote their Leadership and Ethics programs. Cline is happily married with seven children, one of each. His alter ego, "Rooster T. Magic Clown" is pictured on the front cover of Cop Tales! Volume 1 (Never Spit in a Man's Face Unless His Mustache is On Fire)Review:
Brief but true stories that stimulate your sense of justice: You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried! -- Father Thomas Nangle, Chicago Police Department Chaplain
“Cline’s “Coptales” are raw, humorous and well spun, as tales should be.” -- Cynthia Brown, Editor, American Police Beat
“Cop Tales!”, sometimes too revealing, nails what being a cop is really about including the laughs, triumph and tragedy. -- Bill Nolan, President, Lodge #7 Fraternal Order of Police
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Book Description VCA Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111928869076
Book Description VCA Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1928869076
Book Description VCA Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1928869076 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2174965