A MUST READ
By Jacklyn on Amazon July 7, 2005
A Cop’s Life
This book is many things – amazing, shocking, overwhelming and so much more. It was written with unflinching honesty and emotion and will give you an intimate view of the life of a police officer. We see them almost everyday of our lives and are often oblivious to the pain, emotional scars and demons they face on our behalf. This will open your eyes to their world and, hopefully, will help all who reads it appreciate them for all they do for us. They pay a very high price in their efforts to keep us safe.
The Best Book I’ve ever Read On Police Life
By Copwriter on Amazon January 3, 2007
A Cop’s Life
I bought the book on the recommendation of a friend, and didn’t expect it to be much different from other cop memoirs, which are generally amusing, but formulaic. Randy’s book was none of that. Having been a cop for fifteen years, I knew that Randy was writing what I felt, but he said it like no one else I’ve read. I finished the book on an airplane, while returning from a business trip. I was self-conscious, looking around me to see if anyone had noticed the tears running down my face. I can’t remember any other book having that effect on me. If you want to know what being a cop feels like, you need to read this.
Randy Sutton Nailed It!!!!!
By John R Perrine on Amazon September 22, 2015
A Cop’s Life: True Stories from the Heart Behind the Badge
In a word. Outstanding!! I highly recommend this book.
By Tobin B. Crenshaw on Amazon February 16, 2015
Power of Legacy
These are some of the lesser known stories that deserve to be told about people that have impacted society in a way we are all familiar with but maybe not in a way that we know their names. For instance, who started Make-A-Wish Foundation? Many would not know it was a motorcycle officer named Frank Shankwitz who due to circumstances helped a young boy who was dying become an honorary motorcycle officer too. From that experience Frank asked, “Why can’t we do that for all the children?” Tony Robbins shares that the quality of the question we ask determines the quality of the answer. Frank’s question led to forming Make-A-Wish. I have already shared some of the stories from this book with friends. Their reaction has been like mine, “How come I never heard that story before?” Now you can, this is worth reading for sure.
So many people just like me making extraordinary efforts to make this world a …
By Linda Okun on Amazon February 19, 2015
Power of Legacy
I am grateful for this book not only because I was inspired by the stories, motivated and engaged into the world of humanitarian success stories, it also taught me some lessons. It woke up the “I can do that” feeling. “I want to do more” feeling. So many people just like me making extraordinary efforts to make this world a better place to live, and leaving unforgetable memories/legacies to be remembered by.
The Power Of Legacy sits on my night table so I can enjoy my favorite stories over again. Want to be empowered? Read this book. Find pieces of yourself in the stories and finish your own puzzle to making legacies all through your life.
By Michael L. Slavin on Amazon June 1, 2005
The author has put together an excellent collection of true police short stories from around the country. By my count there are 55 different contributors included. Most of the stories are just several pages in length so that makes for quick reading. As might be expected the quality of the writers is somewhat uneven. Frequently there are quite dramatic events being recounted that certainly maintain the readers attention. All in all–quite an interesting read.
Randy Sutton has done a superlative job of putting together the best collection of police stories I have ever seen. He touches the soul of the law enforcement officer from the mundane to the terrifying and heart rending, with each story standing alone as a classic–and a tribute to all who have worn the badge. Some of the shortest are the most touching, and behind the solid image that all cops are asked to maintain, one gets to hear the emotions they keep to themselves because no one wants to hear them. This is not a collection for those greedy for blazing gun battles and wild chases, though there are a few, as there should be, and they are painful to read–the horror of survival is not like television, brushing off the dust and “back to work.”
These are stories by men and women who work a world of darkness and strive to find, in it all, a little humor, a little humanity, a little something to hang on to. My hat is off to all who contributed to this book–I know it wasn’t easy.