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5.0 out of 5 starsTakes You Inside
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2018
I was a suburban officer for 20 years and this book explains in vivid detail the inner world of the CPD and their investigations into some of the worst crimes you can imagine! I'm grateful for the work they did and still do, I'm grateful for officers like DiMaggio (They certainly don't make them like this anymore) and I'm grateful for this incredible book!
This is a book of real experience’s of a veteran Chicago cop. The stories are told with humor at times and with sadness at other times. He has chronicled the ups and downs in his career over many years. His factual portrait gives you the history of a violent but fun filled career in which he risked his life on an almost daily basis.
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
Sarge is one of the best books I've read about an actual policeman. It took me two days to finish the book. If Joe DiMaggio was considered the best ballplayer, then I consider John DiMaggio the best policeman in Chicago. RIP Mr. DiMaggio, I really enjoyed the book Sarge about your life as policeman.
I don’t have a police officer in my family and am generally wary of police because of the many who are found to abuse the public and who are corrupt. I found this account to be a fascinating look at the life of a police officer in Chicago.
It is told in a very even handed way with praise and criticism directed at both fellow police and offenders. The real reason I was so interested in this book is that the stories are compelling and well told.
I enjoyed the story. A few other reviewers were hoping for additional books by this author. But this this was published posthumously, that won’t happen. I feel a little sad when the take is told that late.
This is very interesting and well-written book with a host of serious crimes. I had to pace myself to make sure I didn't finish the book "too soon". I sure hope the author writes at least another book! Very highly recommended!