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Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force.
Langan caught bold burglars who silently entered homes to get thrills off of touching sleeping victims. He hit bookie joints in smoke-filled bars, squeezed snitches for information, and arrested prostitutes and their everyday “Johns” in dangerous downtown alleys.
Langan worked his way up the ranks to command undercover narcotics operations in the 1980s when sinister LA gangbangers invaded Omaha and claimed neighborhoods to sell crack.
In his celebrated career, Langan felt the gut-wrenching pain of innocent children caught inside the wicked world of drugs and crime, their “safe” worlds shattered when the battering ram knocked down their doors-their cries haunt him every day. And two players from his past reemerge in startling ways.
Busting Bad Guys delivers a graphic and authentic look at solid policing on the streets of America’s heartland and takes readers inside the high-adrenaline, top-secret investigations to develop innovative tactics to outsmart the criminals.
Real crime. Real-life cop stories.
13 seconds of pure terror in a shootout with a drug dealer...
"Mark Langan has written a book that gives rare insight into his career of busting Omaha's worst gang members and drug dealers. Marvelously detailed, this book reads like fiction yet every bit of it is true."
— Eric Buske, Former Omaha Police Chief, now Police Chief in Bryan Texas
Mark Langan interviewed on The Morning Blend