Chapter

Rookie

Jennifer C. Hunt

in Seven Shots

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226360904
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226360911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.003.0002
Rookie

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Despite being a fast, fluid, tactic police officer, Keith Ryan never expected he would be a cop until in 1986 he decided to take the test to become a New York police officer. It did not take long for him to gain a reputation as an active cop who excelled in certain roles. There were, however, occasions when Ryan did stupid things, particularly during the early months when he was learning the job, but during this phase he learnt that if he wanted to continue his job he has to put his own safety first. After initial bad experiences, Keith Ryan did not repeat his mistakes and felt proud in 1997 to lead a six-man team into a most dangerous job.

Keywords: police officer; Keith Ryan; cop; hostage; jobs

Chapter.  2292 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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