By Laurie Lynn Drummond
This riveting debut selection of brief fiction approximately ladies law enforcement officials comes from the author's real–life event as a Baton Rouge police officer. In a completely clean and particular voice, those tales display the humanity, compassion, humour, tragedy and redemption hidden in the back of the "blue wall." something you are saying Can and should Be Used opposed to You centres at the lives of 5 woman cops. every one woman's story–like every one name in a police officer's day–varies in its special drama, yet the entire stories light up the tenuous line among existence and dying, violence and keep an eye on, depression and salvation. as the tales come from the author's personal adventure, they open a curtain at the fact in the back of the job–how officials are proficient to accommodate the scent of demise, how violence clings to a criminal offense scene lengthy after the crime is dedicated, how the police ascertain whilst to have interaction in or diffuse violence, why a few humans make it from the academy to the strength and a few do not, and all of the friendships, romances, and dramas that take place alongside the way in which. It illuminates not just how officials believe whereas they're in uniform, retaining their weapons, but in addition what they believe when they cross domestic and placed these weapons apart.
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It hasn’t been white in decades. Blue-collar either. The drug dealers like it because they can flee quickly in any number of directions, if they choose to flee rather than dropping their cache in the weed-choked ditches. The cops like it—if any cop can truly claim he or she likes that intersection—because there’s a fairly clear view, a quick snapshot of who’s where doing what, no matter which street you approach on. Three blocks away we could see a crowd converged around the two police units and up in the yard of what must have once been a yellow house but now could only be described as dingy.
His dirtyblond hair was shoulder-length, his eyes flat. Behind him, against the far wall, a woman with long, black hair paced back and forth. Her face was puffy and bleeding, her expression crimped with fear. I don’t remember what I said to him. What I always said, I sup pose: We got a call, neighbors are concerned, can we come in and talk, we’re just here to help. His face didn’t even twitch. He just looked at me with those eyes, his inner eyebrows raised slightly, and my dread deepened. “Could you step away from the door, sir.
Wasn’t one of her wiser moves,” said another officer. ” “That’s Katherine,” said an older, gray-haired officer. “No one else like her,” Boudreaux said. He sat against a wall, his legs stretched out in front of him. K AT H E R I N E ’ S E L E GY 49 “Seems she’d know better,” Denux muttered, his words slurring slightly. Boudreaux lifted his index finger and shook it at Denux. “Don’t go where you don’t understand, boy. ” Separating the truth from myth, the reality from wishful thinking, the facts from the fabricated is a delicate undertaking, sometimes impossible.