Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield

Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield

Turning Blue A Life Beneath the Shield As a kid growing up on Long Island I struggled with an unknown psychological need to wear a uniform and a strong desire to be a part of an organization My search would take me through Little League

  • Title: Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield
  • Author: Lawrence Hoffman
  • ISBN: 9781682891049
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • As a kid growing up on Long Island, I struggled with an unknown psychological need to wear a uniform and a strong desire to be a part of an organization My search would take me through Little League, Cub Scouts, and various fraternal organizations This desire would only be fulfilled after joining the NYPD in February of 1984 Somewhere during my twenty year career, I wasAs a kid growing up on Long Island, I struggled with an unknown psychological need to wear a uniform and a strong desire to be a part of an organization My search would take me through Little League, Cub Scouts, and various fraternal organizations This desire would only be fulfilled after joining the NYPD in February of 1984 Somewhere during my twenty year career, I was transformed from that kid into a veteran New York City police detective This is my evolution from a middle class suburban kid with simple values who naively thought the projects were a homework assignment into a veteran detective working in some of the most unforgiving neighborhoods of New York City With this transformation comes the ability to separate the daily exposure to the dark side of human nature from your own life sustaining core beliefs Many will fail to acquire this ability and fall victim to drugs, alcohol, divorce, crime, and even suicide This is a process which I have come to call Turning Blue This is my story of how I dealt with life changing experiences at home while my gun belt and uniform hung safely in my locker In my twenty years of experience as a police officer, I can honestly say that I have been scared and feared for my life Could you go back to work after crying yourself to sleep, reliving your partner s screams as he lay bleeding to death in the backseat of your unmarked car, and the only thing keeping your heart in your chest was your department issued bulletproof vest

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    Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield is like reading Lawrence Hoffman’s diary. This is a not a fiction novel, it is all real life told from Hoffman’s voice. The book starts out when Lawrence is just a boy and his fascination with uniforms. We walk though his college and young adult life as he takes different jobs and finds his way eventually ending up taking the police officer exam for the NYPD. From here the book is a series of stories, like sitting and listening to a relative recount th [...]

    Turning Blue: A Life Beneath The Shield by Lawrence Hoffman is a nonfiction account of Lawrence Hoffman's life. You get to know him through through his childhood, the teenage years and the adult years. This book is like a collection of short stories about all the different events that happened in his life.You start with a historical look of policing in New York also known as New Amsterdam in the 1600s. It's a slow start but it's still interesting if you love history. After being introduced to Ol [...]

    Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield provides the autobiography of an author who longed to wear a uniform and be part of an organization: a desire that would lead him from ball games and Scouts to joining the NYPD force in 1984, there to become a veteran police detective.In contrast to many police stories which recount crime encounters and department politics, Turning Blue offers a satisfyingly different approach in documenting not only street encounters and detective work, but how this work [...]

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