Former NYPD Officer Tries To Bridge Gap between Police and Public With Heartwarming Stories

In New Book, "A Warmer Shade Of Blue: Stories About Good Things Cops Do"
By: A warmer Shade Of Blue
NEW YORK - Dec. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- i

NEW YORK, December 6, 2014 -- When most people think of the police, they imagine scenarios from TV shows or stories ripped from the headlines - law enforcement officers battling murders, rapists, drug dealers, organized crime, gangs, and criminals of all kinds.

And in some cases, the tables are turned and the headlines focus on events that cause tension between the community and the officers sworn to protect it.

Former NYPD Police Officer Scott Baker tries to bridge the gap between the police and the community with his new book, "A Warmer Shade of Blue: Stories About Good Things Cops Do" (, a heartwarming collection about the way cops help people in simple, everyday ways.

- Two officers respond to a routine domestic call and thanks to their kindness and generosity inspire a young boy to pursue a career in law enforcement.

- A patrolman on a special detail helps a sick little girl and her family be blessed by a visiting Pope.

- Officers respond to a call for a woman who passed away in her sleep, and stick around to make the elderly husband breakfast while he tries to cope with the loss of his wife.

From buying toys for kids at Christmas to feeding and clothing the homeless, from helping troubled kids stay on the right path to attending funerals of fallen cops and caring for their families, Baker shares stories of how police officers are constantly battling crime and indifference while displaying the depth of warmth and humanity behind the badge.

"A Warmer Shade Of Blue Stories About Good things Cops Do" has already won the Best Book of the Year Award from The International Union Of Police Associations AFL- CIO.

Scott Baker is a former NYPD police officer, author and entertainer. His first two books, "The Funniest Cop Stories Ever" is the basis for the improv comedy cop show, "Midtown," starring Scott Baker and Tom Malloy. The show was recently picked up by Tuff TV. Scott Baker is also the author of "A Lighter Shade of Blue," a second collection of humorous police stories. He also performs with the comedy improv team Isaacs and Baker, which performs at casinos and resorts across the country.

To learn more about "A Warmer Shade of Blue" and read excerpts from the book, visit You can learn more about Scott Baker at You can learn more about "Midtown" at

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