by Marilyn Meredith
Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review.
The black band of the title refers to the black strip of velvet placed over the peace officer’s badge to symbolize the grief suffered because of the death of a fallen officer.
The book begins with the tribute of the funeral from the procession of the many public safety vehicles to the sound of bagpipes, but reflects much more than how the death of a fellow police officer is mourned. The reader is given the opportunity to experience many aspects of a cop’s life, from what happens on the job, sharing stories in a bar and the anxiety felt by officers’ wives and children.
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The author writes from experience and in an appealing and compelling manner. Each vignette is realistic, some with a touch of humor, others will make you wonder, but the reader will receive insight into what it’s like day-to-day – or on the night shift – for those unsung heroes who are protecting our lives and property.
This is an excellently written book, and one that should be read by everyone who wants to know what it’s like to be a peace officer.
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