Paul Ragonese is the most highly decorated police offficer in NY city history. In 1985, officer Ragonese became nationally known when he risked his own life to be at the side of Brigitte Gerney, a woman pinned beneath a 35 ton crane. In his 17 yrs. with the NYPD Pauls'assignments took him from foot patrol, plainclothes anticrime work, tours with elite units such as emerg. services, bomb squad, and antiterrorism. Paul tells it all from rookie, to jumpers, defusing dynamite, he had a knack being found by trouble and handled countless crises.
"Paul Ragonese's bravery as chronicled in 'The Soul of a Cop' captures the excitement, danger, and the unknown for all police officers taking their next job."
Boston Police Commissioner Francis M. Roache