Drawn from twenty-four years of experience working for a Southern California police department, Behind the Badge: A Policeman's Legacy is a window into the true-life drama of life in the ranks of one of the country's most dangerous jobs. No longer the realm of Mayberry R.F.D., but not yet the world of Blade Runner, this is the story of real men and women doing real jobs at the start of the twenty-first century.
Attempting to break through the stereotypes we''ve all been inundated by over the years, Cover shows us what really goes on when an officer is taking care of day-to-day business. Battling armed criminals, dogs, bureaucracy, and sometimes even public opinion, the job was seldom easy, but the duty was always important.
Cover pulls no punches as he describes the life he led as a police officer up until the day when--in pursuit of a fugitive--he suffered the injury which would lead to his early retirement.