Gear: True Blue by Joe Sanchez


True Blue by Joe Sanchez

Publisher: Old King Road Press
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: True Crime
Average Rating:
(11 Votes)

Joe has been trying to tell this story for some time. It’s his story, but not his alone. It’s also the story of those who lived and died alongside him, in Viet Nam and in that other battle, for justice and safety under the shield of the law, that is fought daily in the streets of every big city by every honest cop. In his case, the city was the Naked City and the cop was a Latino. And the battle was neither for the civilians alone, nor just against the bad guys in the street. Sometimes the bad guys were in the Department. And sometimes the people who needed protection were the honest cops.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:36:01 UTC.
    1st review

    Great reading

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    Rescue_911, Mon, 17 Dec 2007 06:22:02 UTC.

    Good book, very interesting.

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    Minncrim, Sun, 18 May 2008 15:45:24 UTC.

    A book that is read from cover to cover...

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    LP27, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 08:50:45 UTC.

    one of the best true crime books out

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    careerres, Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:11:34 UTC.

    This is a must read. It will open your eyes to what Police Officers go through especially when the enemy is not only outside of the department but also within the department.

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    beal, Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:49:31 UTC.

    Darn Good book and needs to be read.

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    pinkangel29, Fri, 02 Jan 2009 00:57:22 UTC.

    I believe anyone involved in LE work should read this book.

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    AlBermudezPereira, Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:45:01 UTC.

    Like in the movie Serpico, played by actor Al Pacino, the story of an honest cop Frank Serpico, who was face with the dilemma of working within a corrupted police department, Joe was also an honest cop who despised the act of criminality, but foremost despised corruption.

    In a recent NY Daily News article, dated July 16, 2008, written by John Marzulli and titled, "Fired NYPD cop writes gritty book to set record straight," Joe Sanchez story was told. More than two decades after he was terminated from the Police Department, the highly-decorated supercop who terrorized bad guys in Washington Heights still loves the job despite everything he was put through.

    The book, True Blue, A Tale of the Enemy Within, is a made for movie book that specifically and in graphic detail describes all he endured throughout his lifetime as a New York City police officer and as human being. Persistence and determination is an understatement in describing Mr. Joe Manuel Sanchez Picon. I'm not only proud to have met this gentleman during my lifetime, but also proud to know that he is a, "Positive and Unique Representation to all honest Latino Officers around the globe."

    Al Bermudez Pereira, LLC.

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    sirenlights2634, Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:04:24 UTC.

    like to about any thing that happens the police department.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 25 Sep 2011 06:57:19 UTC.

    Pretty close to what it's all about

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    lanier38345, Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:16:48 UTC.

    I am trying to find this so I can read it.

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