AprašymasTHE OATH WE TAKE is the last of a three-book series about police work featuring the first-person accounts of former officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, following THE STREETS ARE BLUE and MORE THAN HEROIC.To become a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, one swears or affirms an oath of office, promising to faithfully discharge the duties of a police officer. In this book are the stories of twenty-four former officers who each took an oath affirming their commitment to serve the citizens of the City of Los Angeles. And serve they did - from chasing East Coast mobsters out of town and capturing serial murderers, to rescuing hostages and hunting down the killers of a fellow officer, the officers in this book kept faith with the oath they took while maintaining courage in the face of danger. They recognized their badge as a symbol of faith, and they dedicated themselves to their chosen profession: law enforcement. An author can tell a story or let the story be told. Gary Farmer chose to let those who were there tell their stories.***Gary Farmer served on the Los Angeles Police Department from 1975 to 2007. His thirty plus years included assignments in patrol, vice, gangs, and detectives, and he worked Wilshire, Seventy-Seventh, and Hollywood Divisions among others. His son is currently on the Los Angeles Police Department. THE OATH WE TAKE is Gary Farmer's third book.