The Heart of a Cop is a stunning collection of 60 stories gleaned directly from the line of duty, each representing a real life experience of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. From our kitchens to our companies, they see our lives from the inside out. They are often the pivot point between something good and something bad. The harsh realities of everyday life both challenge and change them. Behind the badges, blotters, and ashes emerge stories of immense courage, camaraderie, and conflict--and on occasion, life-changing faith. From the seventeen seconds that changes two lives forever, a small female police officer facing down gang members in the street, to a caring boy left standing in his shorts helped by unlikely hands, The Heart of a Cop shows us that sometimes justice requires more than weapons of guns and hoses--sometimes it requires weapons of the heart. Police/Fire Chaplain Danny Lynchard's stories contain a compelling cross-section of the challenges faced by law enforcement personnel every day in every city, and the inner struggles faced when sirens scream and lives are changed forever.