Texas Police News is fortunate from time to time to be offered books and manuscripts to review, by authors who are either in law enforcement, have served in law enforcement or have close, personal relationships with law enforcement. Often we review these books from the time they are rough drafts, to completed manuscripts to the final, printed book. We are happy to share these with our readers. The books on this list fall into a very exclusive category -- books not only worth reading, but books worth owning. Some of them may even change the way you look at the world of police officers and law enforcement. Unless otherwise noted, the summaries are excerpts from the book -- either the cover flaps or the introduction. Some books contain a link to the appropriate page at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, other book outlets or the publisher where you may purchase it.
WIN: A Memoir of a School Shooting by Gabe Medrano Student Shot By School Resource Officer In Fort Worth
A Fort Worth Police Officer working as a School Resource Officer and his civilian partner become engaged in a life or death struggle with 2 known gang members. One gang member attacks a civilian employee of the school districts Safety and Security Department while another gang member (while in handcuffs) yells for the other young men with him to attack the Police Officer. The Fort Worth Police Officer, a 22 year veteran of the Police department manages to use his years of training to try and control the situation which leads to the shooting of a student.
Officer Gabriel Medrano started his career with the Fort Worth Police Department in July of 1985. He retired from the police department in March of 2012 after 26 years of dedicated service. For 9 years Officer Medrano served as a School Resource Officer. Officer Gabe Medrano was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in the small city of Everman, Texas. He and his wife have 2 beautiful daughters.