You’ll laugh, cry, get mad, and be sad. The one thing you won’t be is bored. That describes what you’ll feel while reading American Blue. And it describes what a cop lives every day on the beat.
Imagine witnessing the suicide of a distraught young woman, or your partner shot in the head, or holding the hand and trying to comfort a motorist dying on the side of the road. How would you handle a woman covered from head to toe with fleas, the eleven year-old rape victim, or the bloody aftermath of a multiple murder? Cops also see the humorous and sometime soul-touching aspects of life: the downright goofy things people do, and things that will bring a smile or a tear of joy. Sometimes they’re in a position to heal and comfort, and even save a life. Add to that mix, stupid criminals, and you have a very interesting day on the beat.
These fifty true stories will take you inside the lives, minds, and souls of those who have chosen to serve and protect the rest of us. When you read them, ask yourself one question, “Could I do this job, day in and day out, for twenty or thirty years?” You’ll soon discover why some consider the choice to be a cop, a calling. There are much easier – and safer – ways to make a living and earn a pension.
As much as anything, these stories are about us. Written by the people whom we have asked to serve and protect us.
So You Want To Be a Cop
Many children, from the time they are old enough to be attracted to a siren and flashing lights, dream their whole lives of becoming a police officer. As a retired police officer, herself, Alley Evola looks at the daily ins and outs of the job of a police officer. From recruitment, life at the academy, patrol and eventually promotion, she provides a helpful understanding of what you can really expect. She also looks at the current issues, including race and gender, and how these have shaped certain expectations from the public that a police officer needs to be prepared for when working in this field.
When you’re young and dreaming you don’t think about the process it will take to become a police officer. And it’s also not evident until after the police academy the many challenges and issues you will face in the field. So You Want to Be a Cop is for everyone who secretly wishes they were a police officer, or is pursuing their dream in hopes of transforming it into reality.
Ravenous All-Knowing Bitch and Other Love Poems
Ravenous All-Knowing Bitch and Other Love Poems is the first collection of edgy, free verse from author and poet Alley Evola. From crazed thoughts to observations on love, nature, suicide, and death, this collection lays bare the skin and exposes the reader to the poet’s turbulent underside. This is a no-holds barred look into the naked mind and sole of the human experience.