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Badge 387

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781606352885
Author(s): Robert Sberna
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Dimensions: 152 x 23 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 208

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For 38 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's Second Police District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation. Called 'Supercop' by the media (a nickname he dislikes), Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since Eliot Ness searched for Cleveland's Torso Murderer in the 1930s. Simone worked primarily in traffic enforcement-the riskiest assignment for a cop-and never shied from danger. He was stabbed, clubbed, run over, and shot. He traded gunfire a dozen times, killing five people in the line of duty. All of his shootings were ruled justifiable. Driven by a ferocious work ethic, Simone's arrest rates were 500 to 600 percent higher than the department average. Despite Simone's numerous shoot-outs, he is an advocate of police restraint. In Badge 387, author Rob Sberna describes how Simone and other law enforcement experts analyze the dynamics of deadly force encounters, including the Tamir Rice and Michael Brown shootings, and discusses how similar situations can be resolved non-lethally. Clearly, this is a timely exploration of an issue featured regularly in today's headlines.
Badge 387 recounts the brave exploits that earned Simone more than 120 awards. In 1980, he charged into a burning house to search for trapped children. In 1983, while searching a church basement for a gunman, he was shot in the face. Although seriously wounded, he managed to shoot his assailant, saving himself
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