Bravery Under Fire

This book is a great account of an officer’s worst nightmare. Those of us who sit behind desks or talk on phones at work have no idea the bravery, commitment and dedication that are daily requirements for those who work in law enforcement. The term “Do the right thing” for them means the possibility of losing their lives, and John Caprarelli did the right thing over and over that day. It made my hands sweat and my heart beat faster just reading about the insanity and horror that played out over the long hours of Feb. 28, 1997. It is also a great reminder that police officers are regular people with families and friends, hopes and dreams, and fear – just like the rest of us. They put their fear aside and protect us from psychotics like Phillips and Matasareanu and they deserve our thanks and respect. If you like reading novels by Wambaugh, Patterson and Sandford, do yourself a favor and read the non-fiction version!

Reader Reviews
  • The Best Book!

    This is a great book! Being read from a police officer’s perspective you really get many more details. Filled with […]

  • Compelling, Couldn’t Put It Down

    Personal, real and told from the heart; John’s story is powerful. You will feel more like a participant, than a […]

  • Cop Tells It As It Is

    John Caprarelli has many life experiences to share about growing up in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los […]

  • Uniform Decisions

    I happened to learn about the this book, Uniform Decisions, from watching John Caprarelli on a television news interview. I […]

  • Outstanding Insight Into an Officer’s Perspective of the Job

    This book provides an outstanding insight into the rigors and stresses of law enforcement. It has universal application and not […]

  • Enlightening and Educational – A Compelling Read!

    An insightful book of not only an eyewitness report of the harrowing 1997 North Hollywood shootout, but also a personal […]

  • Good Read for Anyone

    I asked for and received this book for Christmas. I heard about it from interviews about the anniversary of the […]

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