"After a few years, I worked my way into a Command and Control Center and watched one of these exercises from an observation tower. One day while I was watching, it hit me: we were a suicide squad as well; constant drills lowered our ability to think about it, and our response was an immediate conditioned response, Pavlov dog style." Former police officer Fortier demonstrates his deep-rooted knowledge of life in the line of duty as he draws upon his 30 years' experience as a police officer to deliver this compelling true crime story. The author's first-person narrative offers up—in incredible detail—the raw reality of and insight into life as a police officer. Fortier begins as a newbie and takes readers along on a harrowing ride that sees him become a seasoned veteran of the force, one who understands danger and knows the high costs associated with being a cop. Compelling and endlessly fascinating, Fortier delivers a gritty account that as entertaining as it is real.