Books by Randy Sutton
In the fiery aftermath of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, the New York City Police Deptarment and Port Authority Police suffered the worst loss of life in the history of American Law Enforcement. Las Vegas Police Sergeant Randy Sutton felt the grief and sadness that permeated the ranks of American Law Enforcement Officers across the country and it was through that sense of loss and pain that the idea for Sutton’s first book was born. TRUE BLUE Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them is a compilation of stories written by Police Officers from all over the United States. Sutton wanted to “create a monument from the words” of those Officers and show the people of America the true heart of it’s Law Enforcement Officers. Sutton asked the Officers of small towns, big cities, rural Sheriff’s Departments to Federal Agencies to share stories from their careers that would truly show the depth of their experiences.
What resulted is an amazing collection of heartfelt stories that travelled the length and breadth of What an American cop experiences. From tragic tales of loss and pain to remarkable tales of courage and compassion; the collection also featured first person accounts from cops who were at the scene of the World Trade Center attack. The book is hailed as an “American Law Enforcement Masterpiece.”
One reviewer wrote “TRUE BLUE” will change the way we think about the deeply human realm of police service.”
In 2005, St. Martins Press released what some have called “the ultimate depiction of the hardest job there is.” A COP’S LIFE chronicled the career of Randy Sutton through a series of his short stories that traveled from the sleepy college town of Princeton New Jersey where he began his career as a small town cop to the neon bathed, bullet riddled streets of Las Vegas.
Publishers Weekly wrote “Brilliantly evokes the tormented inner life of the Average Cop” and many police academies assign the book as mandatory reading to prepare their young officers for what lies ahead.
Sutton’s third book, TRUE BLUE To Protect and Serve was released by St. Martins in 2008 and Sutton dedicated that book to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washing D.C. Sutton was inspired to create the second in the TRUE BLUE series while attending the services at the Law Officers Memorial Monument where the names of every American Law Enforcement Officer who has been killed in the line of duty are engraved upon the monument. All of Randy’s books are sold by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to help raise money for the monument and soon to be built museum.
“EMOTIONALLY CHARGED STORIES THAT GO STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A COP.”
—Tess Garritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Body Double
“A COMPELLING, SOMETIMES WRENCHING, ALWAYS INSIGHTFUL READ THAT TAKES US INTO THE SOULD OF THE WORKING COP.”
—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of “The Second Chair” and “The Motive.”
“IF YOU WANT TO ENTER THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN SWORN TO PROTECT US, READ TRUE BLUE.”
—Joseph Wambaugh, author of “The Onion Field” and ” Fire Lover”
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The Power of Legacy
Prepare yourself for a journey, because you’re about to meet some of our nation’s most successful people–and those who made them who they are. What defines a successful life? Legacy–what we leave behind; what we pass on to others. There are Heroes Among Us Who Have… read more
True Blue: To Protect and Serve
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… read more
A Cop's Life
In this powerful collection of tales from the frontlines, Las Vegas police sergeant Randy Sutton goes beyond the neon into the dark corners of society, putting us into the driver’s seat of his cruiser and a job that ricochets from moments of sheer terror to coffee-fueled boredom–with stops on the way at every conceivable act… read more
After September 11, 2001 Las Vegas Police Sergeant Randy Sutton began soliciting writing from law enforcement officers-his goal being to bridge the gap between the police and those they serve, with a book that offers a broad and thoughtful look at the many facets of police life. Hundreds of active and former officers… read more