True Blue (Mass Market Paperback)

To Protect and Serve

By Randy Sutton

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9780312549725, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/29/2008)
Paperback (2/21/2004)
Hardcover (2/1/2004)
Mass Market Paperback (2/24/2005)

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Lieutenant Randy Sutton’s fascinating collection of stories and memories, solicited from law enforcement officers across the country, offers a broad and insightful look at the many facets of police life: courage, exhilaration, frustration, loss, and even humor—from the everyday to the career-defining moments on the job. Told by the cops who lived them, the stories in True Blue  show what it truly means to protect and serve.

Readers will come to recognize the faces behind the badge, as they witness officers charge into the unknown on The Beat, honor and mourn friends in The Fallen, hear the War Stories spread in police locker rooms and bars, discover the unbreakable line between civilian and cop in the Line of Duty, and feel the blood-boiling adrenaline during those life-altering moments when a cop must use Deadly Force.

About the Author

Randy Sutton is a lieutenant in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada, and a thirty-two-year police veteran. Serving as a law enforcement commentator for Fox News, "The Maury Povich Show," and other news broadcasts, he has also appeared in several television episodes of "COPS," "America's Most Wanted," and "Las Vegas" and in such films as "Casino" and "Fools Rush In." Visit him on the Web at and

Praise For True Blue: To Protect and Serve

“These vivid, dramatic, and moving stories are far more gripping and inspiring than any novelist could invent.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of First Blood and The Brotherhood of the Rose

“[Sutton] brings to vivid reality the real stories of cops whose guts and glory are seldom seen and rarely heard.”—John Langley, creator of COPS

“They all come right from the heart that beats beneath the badge.”—New York Daily News on True Blue (vol. I)