Title: Shattered Badge : The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop. First Edition in dustjacket. , Signed by Ed Donovan.
Publisher:  Methuen, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0458804606
Seller ID: 97587
KANKEWITT, Bill. The Shattered Badge : The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop.Toronto : Methuen, (1986). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-x,(2),1-236 + 24 page s of illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "Usually hecalls no one. Eventually his frustrations boil over and he takes his wrath out on the public and on himself. His family life suffers. Police have one of the highest divorce, alcohol and suicide rates of all occupations. Ever y year in Norm America an estimated 500 children of police officers commit suicide, pres- sured by the taunts they receive for being a cop's kid. These and other stress-related issues plague police forces across the continent. Most either ignore the problems or dont know what to do about them. Ed Donovan was once part of the problem. Now he is the acknowledged expert with a world-wide reputation for dealing with police stress. A twenty-seven-yearveteran of the Boston Police Force, Donovan was once a department statisti c. He was a cop at twenty-six and a drunk at twenty-nine; he left his wife and seven kids; he contemplated suicide. He straightened out and twelve years ago started the Boston Police Stress Program to help other cops with similar problems. Its success has been legendary. Newspapers, magazines and network television have provided brief glimpses of Donovan and his work. Now,in The Shattered Badge the whole story is told." - from the dj. "Why is a Canadian who lives two thousand miles from Boston writing this story? Because it is a story about oolice officers everywhere and the work ot Eddie Donovan has reached police forces in all corners of the world." - from the preface. A few faint marks to cloth else very good in very good unclipped dustjacket. Signed with inscription by Ed Donovan. 65.00