This book is about the ugly side of policing - it details incidents where police officers have been killed or injured. The aftermath, how it affects their families, what they lose. Everything that happens after the news crew goes home. Pain and sadness.
The Price They Pay will attempt to return to the modern police officer something they have been lacking for a long time – humanity. It will tell the story of a the mother and child who lost their husband to a hit and run, all because a 21-year-old was afraid the officer would stop him find marijuana in his car. The officer who has become accustomed to “the taste of my own gun” because he suffers PTSI from pulling the trigger on a suicide by cop; the officer who watched his partner die from gunshot wounds, the man confined to a wheel chair for the rest of his life and a hospital for the past year, and at least seven other officers whose stories continue after the media coverage ends.
Stories that will bring the readers to tears when they see the real price a police officer pays. The PTSI, the toll on their families, the shortcomings of the departments, the officers and society.
In addition to retelling their stories, factual information and analysis is given to put things into perspective.