By Mark Johnson

What makes a fifty-year-old guy give up a hugely profitable profession in charity paintings to tackle the low-paid, risky activity of being a police officer? while Mark Johnson left the United approach to develop into the oldest rookie within the cellular, Alabama, police division, he didn’t simply need to comply with a brand new career—he needed to comply with a wholly new lifetime of possibility, violence, and stark ethical offerings. “Apprehensions and Convictions” is Johnson’s explosive memoir of his moment occupation as a cop. Going from fund-raising with socialites to confronting armed suspects within the streets, Johnson stumbled on that poverty and crime have been not social concerns yet issues of existence and demise. A civilized guy whose first intuition is to assist humans in hassle, Johnson realized that a few males can in simple terms be subdued with brute strength and a few power criminals refuse to be redeemed. Defying the skepticism of his spouse, the derision of the more youthful police officers who referred to as him “Pawpaw,” and his personal self-doubts, Johnson rose to develop into a detective and a hugely adorned officer. “Apprehensions and Convictions” additionally tells a private tale of ways Johnson overcame his personal demons to discover a brand new feel of function and identification in midlife. From a bothered drink- and drug-fueled formative years, to facing either his beginning and adoptive mom and dad, to suffering to discover a gradual profession course, Johnson’s tale is of a guy who stumbled on his braveness and altered himself. An extreme, sweeping narrative that explores the frustrations of an overprivileged formative years, delves deeply into the disorder of the cellular ghetto, and ends with an armed standoff among Johnson and an escaped cop-killer, “Apprehensions and Convictions” is a compelling new memoir of a impressive life.

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