Tired, Hungry, and Standing in One Place for Twelve Hours: Essential Cop Essays

978-1-68003-143-0 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5. 114 pp.
Pub Date: 04/27/2018
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Over twenty years ago, Sarah Cortez left a flourishing corporate career to strap on a gun, and police the streets. Transitioning from designer heels and a high-rise office to a low-bid, agency-owned Crown Vic wasn’t easy, but it delivered exactly what she desired. In these highly-charged personal reflections, Cortez reveals the complicated machinery of a cop’s heart, mind, and soul by dissecting the differences between cops and civilians. A must-read to understand the intangibles demanded by policing—courage, determination, patience, and a belief in justice—despite the grimy backdrop where life can become death in an instant.

Published by Texas Review Press