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Book details
  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:121
  • eBook ISBN:9781624889844

A Warmer Shade of Blue

Stories About Good Things Cops Do

by Scott Baker

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Overview
Today’s headlines will sometimes all too often sensationalize stories involving cops to enhance their ratings or readership. Unfortunately many of those stories portray police in a negative light. But there is another side to police work that does not get reported. The side of police work that only a small part of the public gets to see. Scott Baker, former NYPD officer, describes in A Warmer Shade of Blue. Stories About Good Things Cops Do, the thing that cops want most is to help people in simple, everyday ways. These true life heartwarming stories show the real reasons cops become cops.
Description
When most people think of the police—cops—they think of scenarios seen on TV or read in the newspapers, with valiant law enforcement crime fighters battling drug dealers, organized crime,mobsters, gangs, and criminals of all kinds. But as Scott Baker, former NYPD officer, describes in A Warmer Shade of Blue Stories About Good Things Cops Do, the thing that cops want most is to help people in simple, everyday ways. In heartwarming, inspiring stories about the good things that cops do above and beyond their law enforcement duties, Baker tells of cops who spend their own time and money, on the job and off, to help the elderly, the young, and the sick cope with their problems in life. From the patrolman who helped a sick little girl be blessed by the Pope, to attending funerals of fallen cops and caring for their families, to feeding and clothing the homeless, to helping troubled kids stay on the right path, the stories show that cops care. Constantly battling the crime and indifference of the cold dark side of society, cops also want to show themselves and others that there is a warmth to humanity as well. After reading these stories, you’ll know it’s true.
About the author
Authors Scott Baker was a decorated member of the NYPD, forced to retire early due to neck and hand injuries sustained in the line of duty. While he was a cop, he served mostly in the 109th Precinct in Queens. At the time (1990’s), there were over 2,100 homicides in the city every year. During his time on the job, he participated in various details and training. Ranging from regular patrol to undercover operations and anti-terrorist training. Scott was awarded several medals for Excellence in Police Duty. He also was assigned to special details that included securing delegates for the 1992 Democratic National Convention, protecting houses of worship during terrorist threats, and working undercover operations side by side with other police agencies, along with the basic patrol functions associated with being a police officer. Baker’s first book Funniest Cop Stories with co-author Tom Philbin was published in 2006. This collection of humorous anecdotes from his years on the force and from fellow officers continues to sell very well. Scott is now part of the comedy team Isaacs and Baker. They have performed in some of the top casinos around the world and rank among the best in stand-up comedy. Scott also was an amateur boxer with a record of 16-5, and he has trained many successful amateur fighters. He still resides in New York City.
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