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by Marie Bartlett

Author: Marie Bartlett
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Algonquin Books (October 30, 1988)
Pages: 260 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.4
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Trooper Down!: Life and . .has been added to your Cart. Bartlett also spends a bit of time on the families of the Troopers

Trooper Down!: Life and . Bartlett also spends a bit of time on the families of the Troopers. The stress of watching a spouse head out on partrol; the anxiety of watching news reports telling of an officer being injured or killed, and not yet knowing the name; and worse, the arrival of a team of fellow officers in the driveway to deliver the ultimate bad news are all discussed and treated well.

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It’s a trooper’s worst nightmare. In Trooper Down! Marie Bartlett uses her gripping hell-for-leather style to paint a fascinating portrait of one of the nation’s most elite law-enforcement agencies. In interviews and anecdotes, troopers relate stories of narrow misses, breathtaking confrontations, strange and hilarious encounters with various crazies, and, most heartbreakingly, working the wrecks-aiding the injured and dying in highway accidents-while troopers’ wives and widows tell of the heart-wrenching realities trooper families face.

In Trooper Down! Marie Bartlett uses her gripping hell-for-leather .

In Trooper Down! Marie Bartlett uses her gripping hell-for-leather style to paint a fascinating portrait of one of the nation's most elite law-enforcement agencies. Through this remarkable book, we not only comprehend the life of a trooper, we are unforgettably there. It’s a trooper’s worst nightmare. What begins as a routine patrol suddenly turns violent when someone pulls a weapon. Moments later, the trooper is down-wounded or dead. Then, like a swarm of angry bees, every other trooper on the force mobilizes to catch the suspect. Marie Bartlett uses her gripping hell-for-leather style to paint a fascinating portrait of one of the nation’s most elite law-enforcement agencies.

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Moments later, the trooper is down-wounded o.This is an excellent guide to discovering who stands behind the badges of the highway patrol

Moments later, the trooper is down-wounded o.This is an excellent guide to discovering who stands behind the badges of the highway patrol. I have a new found appreciation for the men and women who risk their lives every day. Even when they have to do so in an environment of decreasing respect and increasing firepower. I strongly reccomend this book. A Great Look into The Life of a North Carolina State Trooper. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. This is an excellent book on the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Troopers and their families. It is full of true stories that will take your breath away.

Gritty portrait of life in the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Bartlett, a free-lance writer, mostly lets the troopers and their wives do the talking here, serving up large verbatim slabs of adventure on the road. She begins with the words of paradigmatic trooper Louis B. Rector, a sensitive, stubborn man who entered the force on his third try, was shot three times by a prison escapee in 1984, and remains in uniform today, saying ""I still like being a trooper. In fact, I can't think of anything else I'd rather b. "

It’s always in the back of your mind. You use all the precautions you can, but when you’re out on the road alone, you’re vulnerable.

It’s always in the back of your mind. Patrol sergeant Trooper Louis Bryan Rector almost didn’t make it into the highway patrol. Bom in the small coastal town of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, he tried to join the . State Highway Patrol after high school, but failed to pass the entrance exam

A police reporter offers an up-close look inside the daily lives of North Carolina’s state troopers.

It’s a trooper’s worst nightmare. What begins as a routine patrol suddenly turns violent when someone pulls a weapon. Moments later, the trooper is down―wounded or dead. Then, like a swarm of angry bees, every other trooper on the force mobilizes to catch the suspect. Whether they’re issuing a ticket for speeding “just a little” over the limit or conducting an all-out manhunt, the people who have chosen this perilous and demanding profession are rarely revealed as vividly or candidly as they are here. In Trooper Down! Marie Bartlett uses her gripping hell-for-leather style to paint a fascinating portrait of one of the nation’s most elite law-enforcement agencies. In interviews and anecdotes, troopers relate stories of narrow misses, breathtaking confrontations, strange and hilarious encounters with various “crazies,” and, most heartbreakingly, working the wrecks―aiding the injured and dying in highway accidents―while troopers’ wives and widows tell of the heart-wrenching realities trooper families face. Through this remarkable book, we not only comprehend the life of a trooper, we are unforgettably there.