The Real Stories They Tell Each Other
- Softcover, 251 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- ISBN: 978-1-59851-031-7
This book should be required reading for every elected official
and for every citizen. Chief Edward P. Kovacic (retired), Cleveland Police Department
Gritty, hilarious, and heartbreaking . . . these remarkable true stories will take you on the roller coaster ride that is life as a Cleveland police officer.
These are the real stories cops trade with each other after the shift, over a couple of beers. They're stories the rest of us rarely get to hear, because cops are often reluctant to open their world to outsiders. But now they share their compelling personal tales with the rest of us.
Listen in as dozens of cops—active and retired, young and old, from rookie to chief—tell about their most memorable moments patrolling the streets of Cleveland. The biggest arrests, the dumbest criminals, the funniest practical jokes, the most frightening calls . . . Their stories will give you goose bumps on one page and make you laugh until you're gasping for breath on the next. Some hit like a punch in the gut, some will make you stop and wonder.
On this ride you'll get a front-seat look at one of the toughest jobs in town—and gain a better understanding of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to do it. A real eye-opener, and great fun to read.
Some books are called great rides; Cleveland Cops is a ride-along, as officers of all ranks and departments, from retired Cleveland police chief Ed Kovacic down to the cadets, talk about memorable CSIs and Murray Hill street blues . . . [Offers] local readers the kinds of narratives one secretly hopes to hear when programming the latest frequencies on the Radio Shack scanner. Free Times
A fascinating collection of true tales from Cleveland police officers and retired officers . . . an honest look at what officers witness and experience every day. Bedford Times-Register
If [this] new book by John H. Tidyman doesn't make you want to run right out and join the force, nothing will. Medina County Gazette
Predictably, some of the stories are far too graphic to print here, both graphically funny and graphically tragic. Sun Newspapers
About John H. Tidyman
John H. Tidyman is the author of eight books and has written for just about every publication in Northeast Ohio. After graduating from Lakewood High School, he was drafted and fought in the Vietnam War, and returned a 19-year-old buck sergeant. After stints as a waiter, a warehouseman and an air freight agent, he joined the Cleveland Press as a reporter. He has been writing ever since. More About John H. Tidyman
Contains References to:
Boys in Blue, Buddy Cop, Civic Pride, Cleveland Crime, Cleveland Gangs, Cleveland Police, Cop Humor, In the Line of Duty, Law Enforcement, Police Academy, Police Chief , Police Force, Ride Along, Rookie Cops