Chronicles of a Rochester Major Crimes Detective: Confronting Evil & Pursuing Truth
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Patrick Crough served more than twenty years as a Monroe County Major Crimes detective, where he investigated some of the region's most tragic crimes. They include horrifying acts, like that of a Valentine's Day killing rampage that left four people dead, as well as the case against Ed Laraby, the serial rapist who terrorized women in Rochester and Monroe County. But they are also stories of heroism and bravery—strangers coming to the aid of those in peril, parents who laid down their lives to save their children and the team of people who put violent criminals behind bars. In these pages, Crough details four of his most memorable cases in which he was forced to confront evil and chose to pursue truth.
The History Press
: 9781609493776
: The History Press
: 10/13/2011
: New York
: True Crime
: 21 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Retired investigator sergeant Patrick Crough served thirty years with the Monroe County Sheriff 's Office. After serving in the Marine Unit and on the Road Patrol, he worked assignments in the Violent Warrant Squad and the Vice and Narcotics Unit as an undercover officer. When assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, he investigated some of the most heinous crimes committed in the Greater Rochester area for over two decades. He also served as a hostage negotiator on the Monroe County Sheriff 's Hostage Rescue Team. In May 2009, Patrick Crough authored and published The Serpents among Us: How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Predators; A Police Investigator's Perspective, to educate parents about the manipulative techniques child predators utilize to gain access to a child they are targeting. When Patrick Crough retired from the Monroe County Sheriff 's Office in April 2010, he held the rank of investigator sergeant, in charge of the Major Crimes Unit and commander of the Hostage Rescue Team. He currently teaches basic and advanced interrogation techniques to other police officers and detectives for BowMac Law Enforcement Consultants and serves as president of Millstone Justice Children's Advocacy Organization, a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to teaching parents how to keep their children safe from child predators.
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