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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Danny P. Smith  

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Daniel lives in a Western Chicago suburb.

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Titles At Your Library

On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department
ISBN: 1893121127

Lake Claremont Press. 2008

Inspired by his family's

roots

as Chicago Police members, award-winning journalist Daniel P. Smith draws the curtain to reveal the officers of the Chicago Police Department and their personal stories.

Whether on the frontlines of a bloody battle over gangland turf

or at the 1968 Democratic National Convention,

from officers

who battle personal demons

to those who celebrate the adrenaline of the chase,

this resource

peers into a world of individuals trying to simultaneously balance work demands with the needs of their own private lives. Far from the imaginative portrayals sprouting from American

television,

the honest and sincere stories shared in the book are of those who carry the Chicago Police star alongside their life’s ambitions, responsibilities, and realities.

The police stars, CPD clothes, and cop cars we see every day.

The Chicago Police Department is a mythical and legendary law enforcement unit as well as a closed-door society. In On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department, Daniel P. Smith draws the curtain to reveal the officers and their personal stories. Smith, an award-winning journalist and the product of a Chicago Police family, explores the work/life juxtaposition of the men and wome--mothers and fathers, realists and idealists, cynics and consolers--who don the Chicago Police star.

From officers on the frontlines of a bloody battle over gangland turf to those at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, from those who battle personal demons to those who celebrate the adrenaline of the chase, On the Job peers into a world of individuals trying to simultaneously balance work demands with the demands of their own private lives. Far from the imaginative portrayals sprouting from American televisions, On the Job shares the honest and sincere stories of those who carry the Chicago Police star alongside their life's ambitions, responsibilities, and realities.

It's the hearts, scars, and families behind the uniform we never see.


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