The Job

The Job

True Tales From the Life of A New York City Cop

Book - 2015
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Steve Osborne has seen a thing or two in his twenty years in the New York Police Department (NYPD) -- some harmless things, some definitely not. In "Stakeout," Steve and his partner mistake a Manhattan dentist for an armed robbery suspect and reduce the man down to a puddle of snot and tears when questioning him. In "Mug Shot," the mother of a suspected criminal makes a strange request and provides a sobering reminder of the humanity at stake in his profession. And in "Home," the image of his family provides the adrenaline he needs to fight for his life when assaulted by two armed and violent crackheads. From his days as a rookie cop to the time spent patrolling in the Anti-Crime Unit -- and his visceral, harrowing recollections of working during 9/11 -- Steve Osborne's stories capture both the absurdity of police work and the bravery of those who do it. His stories will speak to those nostalgic for the New York City of the 1980s and '90s, a bygone era of when the city was a crazier, more dangerous (and possibly more interesting) place.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2015]
ISBN: 9780385539623
Branch Call Number: 363.2092 OSBORNE
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 10, 2019

This book was written from a cop's heart. Realistic, heart breaking, dangerous accounts of life on the job and off of it. I would highly recommend this book.

Aug 13, 2018

1st book in a long while to bring me to tears. the 9/11 section got me

Jan 29, 2016

Interesting tales of the frontlines of police work. Osborne is a good storyteller. Wish he'd cut some of the profanity but hey, he's a cop.

Oct 26, 2015

It provides a viewpoint of being a cop in NYC. Some of the stories are funny, some are sad, all are interesting.

Jul 21, 2015

quick read. we know a cop's job is a stressful one but this one nails it in a simple manner. his memories are both humorous and introspective.


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