Cops and Writers Podcast

#124 Guns, Gangs, And Honor! Blown Away With Lt. Tommy Brooks Of The Boston Police Department!

June 25, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Tommy Brooks Episode 124
Cops and Writers Podcast
#124 Guns, Gangs, And Honor! Blown Away With Lt. Tommy Brooks Of The Boston Police Department!
Show Notes

Today we are chatting with Lt. Tommy Brooks of the Boston Police Department.  

In 1998 he started his law enforcement career as a Transit cop and then became a member of the Boston Police Department. After working primarily in plain clothes units, Brooks joined the Boston Gang Unit as a detective and later, as a Sergeant. While in the gang unit, he worked making gang cases via informants, undercover work, search warrants, and other investigative means. He has also maintained a working role as an Academy Instructor for many academies throughout Massachusetts.

During his career, he has had the opportunity to work with the best cops in the nation, and he has received the George L Hanna Award for Bravery from the Governor of Massachusetts, two Medals of Honor, a Medal of Valor, and an Award of Merit from the Governor.  
In today’s episode we discuss:

·      Movies like Blown Away and The Departed and their depiction of the Boston P.D.

·      His unusual beginning into law enforcement. 

·      Tommy’s career with the Boston Police, including being promoted to detective, sergeant, and lieutenant.

·      The different special units he worked in and supervised. 

·      The gang, gun, and honor game.

·      Clues that a suspect who is armed with an illegal gun gives to police, without being aware of them.

·      The heartwarming story of Tommy and his fellow officers going beyond the call of duty helping a dog in a time of peril.

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