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Joe Badalamente

Joe Badalamente was a police officer with the NYPD from 1985-2005. His short story Partner won the AKC Gazette’s 24th Annual Fiction competition. His first novel, “The King & Me; A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” is available on Amazon. It was named a finalist in the 2023 International Book Awards, the only independently published book to be nominated in the category, and won Outstanding Novella in the Independent Author Network 2022 competition.

A retired officer’s tale of sisterly love
Being diagnosed with a rare cancer is “as scary as it sounds” says this former NYPD cop
On Sept. 11, 2001, Dave Gallart was a 37-year-old father of two, assigned to the NYPD’s Highway Patrol; this is his story of survival on that nightmarish morning
“I’ve become a prostate cancer evangelist, telling every guy I meet to go get checked.”
A personal journey through grief, guilt and the search for suicide prevention in law enforcement
Wife and mother to police officers – both deceased – her walls and shelves are covered by photos of them
“Until you settle into the right way to eat, exercise and the proper dosing of insulin, the blood sugar swings can take you on some wild rides.”
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The diagnosis had come less than two years into retirement after 20 years of distinguished service
How the discipline of karate saved a cop from himself