The author, Patricia Lynn Blake, joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in May of 1983, with a career which spanned over thirty-three years. She is presently an LAPD active reserve police officer.
Join Blake as she portrays the human emotional side of police work with personal accounts of intense life and death field incidents. Live the LAPD motto, "To Protect and to Serve." Set up perimeters, contain, chase, and apprehend the suspect. Live the calling to "get the bad guys."
Personally glimpse the grief and emotional impact of tragic incidents no person should have to see, forever imprinted in memory no matter how hard you try to forget. Ride "shotgun" as you respond Code Three in a black-and-white police vehicle to "shots fired" calls, "officer needs help" radio broadcasts, tense vehicle pursuits, and dangerous combative suspects. Be ready for an emotional and unique ride with field patrol officers.
Blake provides a powerful testimony of a traumatic event in her youth wherein she experienced a miracle that impacted and changed the rest of her life. Make no mistake, this is an account of good versus evil.
For Blake and the majority of police officers, law enforcement is a true calling to protect the innocent and the vulnerable and to make a difference. This writing is dedicated to all the first responders and protectors on the front line, blessed by God, who sends guardian angels to watch over, shield, and protect them. These courageous warriors put on their kevlar vests, badges, and uniforms and risk their lives on a daily basis to protect total strangers.
God also calls our first responders and military warriors in the form of guardian angels to shield and protect those in their moments of desperate need. Evil comes in many shapes and forms to deceive and defeat God's eternal love. Believe in and recognize both daily small miracles as well as the rare life-changing miracles.
When God calls upon us asking "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" The majority of our first responder warriors respond without hesitation--"SEND ME!"
By God's design, there are no coincidences.