Ed Nowicki, Editor
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.
“AMERICAN BLUE is the unvarnished voice of American law enforcement. The voice isn’t always pretty, but it is always real. Ed Nowicki is a legendary lawman and through him, you will learn to view America’s cops in a way you never could have imagined.”
Lt., Randy Sutton Las Vegas Metro PD and author of “TRUE BLUE “To Protect and Serve” and “A Cop’s Life”
“Ed Nowicki is a living legend. He has done more for police training and officer survival than anyone else in American history. With American Blue, he continues to serve law enforcement in a special way.”
Ed Sanow, Editorial Director, LAW and ORDER: The Magazine For Police Management
“Ed Nowicki, who earned his spurs on the streets of Chicago, captures the reality about what police officers face everyday on the streets. After reading American Blue, you will have a new respect for the men and women who pin a badge on their chest and a gun on their hip and go out and protect our families.”
Phil Cline, Superintendent (ret.) Chicago Police Department
All royalties from American Blue will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Your purchase helps support American law enforcement.