The Cops, not just a job

Trevor Carroll worked in the travel industry throughout Europe and the war torn Middle East for five years before returning home to Australia, and a job with the NSW Police Force. In 1982 his baptism of fire began in the cauldron of Cabramatta as it was at that time. It was here that the seasoned Cabramatta cops taught him the job. After three busy years with cops that were not known to take a backward step he was posted to the supposedly peaceful town of Forster. There, he worked alone more often than not, facing daily challenges in a sometimes hostile environment, from both friend and foe. By 1991 he was out of uniform and in plain-clothes as a detective. In that role he was tasked with more complex and protracted criminal investigations. In 1999 he endured a life and death struggle with an offender that ended with a shooting. These stories describe just a fraction of the jobs encountered during that career, tales cherry-picked to enlighten the reader of the diversity in a working cops life.

These tales include. # Burglary & pursuit. # Signal One wedding. # Person on premises. # Armed siege. # Drug overdose. # Suicide. # Brawls. # A.I.D.S.# Cold case shipwreck. #Murder. # Home Invasion. # Cannabis Plantations.   # Arson. # Child sexual assault. # Gang rape. # Double attempted  murder. #Escapee shot, recaptured.