New from Down & Out Books: BADGE 112 by Peter Stipe

TAMPA, Fla. - June 21, 2021 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that BADGE 112, a memoir by Peter Stipe, has been published on June 21, 2021 in trade paperback and ebook formats.

About BADGE 112 …

"A steady, bone-chilling drizzle settled on Claudia Gallagher's last path. It was the first time the nature of a call or the presence of a victim had given me shivers from the inside out…

…I thumbed through the stack of photos her husband had given me. She was smiling and enjoying the spirit of living in all of them. Police officers get a sense about people they meet and those they just hear about. I got that Mrs. Gallagher was as genuinely nice as she was portrayed and guarding her body bonded me to her like few other victims of any crime. The wait for the detectives was interminable."

Officer Peter Stipe is haunted by the victims of crime and the sudden death of a mother he couldn't save from herself. Badge 112 is the odyssey of a cop whose sudden success leads to a downward spiral. Adrenaline-fueled pursuits and rescues crash into the wreckage of a double-dealing marriage and a doomed affair. Stipe has an uncanny knack for timely arrivals and felony arrests. But how he deals with a shattered personal life and the pursuit of a serial killer, against the backdrop of simmering racial tensions, is something else.

Meet the author …

Peter Stipe retired from the Ann Arbor Police Department in 2004 as its most highly decorated officer. His assignments included the Special Tactics Unit, Detective Division, Field Training Officer and District Coordinator. A writer and film noir buff, he now resides in Michigan's Irish Hills.

In its eleventh year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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