NYPD Green Author Comes Home to Roost

Retired policeman LUKE GREEN talks to Noel McGuinness about his memoir of service in the New York Police Department ‘NYPD Green’.

In this gritty, sometimes hilarious, but always brutally honest memoir, Irish immigrant and retired NYPD homicide detective Luke Waters shares the darker and harder side of the police force that “will make you sit up, stay up, and keep reading” (Edward Conlon, author of Blue Blood).

Growing up in the rough outskirts of northern Dublin at a time when joining the guards, the army, or the civil service was the height of most parents’ ambitions for their children, Luke Waters knew he was destined for a career in some sort of law enforcement. Dreaming of becoming a police officer, Waters emigrated to the United States in search of better employment opportunities and joined the NYPD. His book tells the story in depth.

Duration: 22'49 DATE: June 16, 2015
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Luke Waters
Themes:Local News
Keywords:NYPD Green, Luke Waters, Police, Novels, Memoirs, Emigrants
LocationNew York, Ireland Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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