Where Honesty Never Ends.
Forever Blue by Carl Ross
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Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Carl Ross has spent over four decades inside the world of police work. His memoir takes the reader on patrol, into investigations, on SWAT calls, and inside the chief’s office, all the while explaining what officers do and why. Forever Blue has more than 225 true stories taken from the author’s files and unforgettable encounters.
The following samples of the book’s stories give a glimpse of the variety of experiences in store for the reader: the best way to have a wreck in a police car; the murderer and the band saw; suicides in progress; one nightstick too many; all knives look sharp when pointed at your stomach; on scene during the UT Tower massacre; a cop killer’s parole hearing – 30 years later; a Texas Ranger’s story; 3 weeks at Ground Zero; the Green Goo case; SWAT saves a family; when the dog barks – pay attention; a killer in the bushes; the captain’s foot chase; why the fire department called the police; terrible collisions; when bad cops cross the line; heroes who gave it all; SWAT and “knock-knock” come calling; count the police cars before a burglary, and “No…no, don’t shoot.”
Ride along with Carl Ross as he meets honest citizens, drunks, thieves, drug dealers, murderers, and even politicians. Learn why police work is not for everyone and how it can become the ultimate life choice for others.
Hello and welcome to The Review Board. Today Mr. Controversy will give us his solo thoughts on Forever Blue by Carl Ross. Mr. Controversy, please, take it away.
Retired police officer Carl Ross presents “Forever Blue”, an autobiography about his life in service.
Mr. Ross recounts the stories of things he had witnessed and participated in during his years.
From burglaries to carjackings, from rapes to murders, Mr. Ross depicts details of things from an officer’s point of view.
The method that Officer Ross utilizes—inserting statistics at the beginning of each chapter, followed by narration of his levels of occupation—is a wonderful sight. This approach educates the reader on the calculation of national averages, along with the outlook from law enforcement’s perspective. In addition, the author speaks on how those events affected him, his family, and his coworkers.
Yes, there are chapters are not for the weak of heart. However, stories like this are needed to help readers fully understand the dangers of working in law enforcement. Officer Ross utilizes this platform to educate us of what law enforcement is truly like.
“Forever Blue” is easy to follow. Whether one reads this memoir in small increments or large settings, the engaging nature of Officer Ross’ experiences will cause one to lose track of time. Consistency and simplicity–two characteristics I seek in this genre–were achieved with this book.
Syntax flaws was not detected, providing a pleasing presentation.
As someone who has acquaintances in Law Enforcement as well as family, friends, and acquaintances in the military, I believe that this is a road seldom traveled as members realize that they are putting their lives on the line daily. To those who Protect and Serve, I thank you.
Survey Says: 9 out of 10 stars
Officer Carl Ross painted an enlightening picture of what truly goes on in the line of duty. I highly recommend this book for those who want to know the nitty gritty of police work, or want to pursue law enforcement as a career.
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