“A ‘must read’ book for all law enforcement personnel and the trainers who train them. The poignant, hard-hitting stories in this book catch your attention, and the lessons they teach are bound to save lives. Officers will learn the mental and tactical skills they need to win against all odds, and police trainers will learn how to instill those skills in their trainees.”
John Bostain: President, Command Presence, LLC
“For over 20 years, Brian McKenna’s column, ‘Officer Down,’ has been published in The Police Marksman magazine to rave reviews. This book is a once-in-a-lifetime compilation of the best of his accounts of real incidents and what we can learn from them…. this book could save your life.’
Connie Bond: Former Editor, Police Marksman Magazine
“The stories in this book are tactfully broken down and carefully critiqued in a respectful way that addresses not only the officers’ decisions but what influenced them, as well as other options to consider for handling similar situations in the future. This book is a great training tool for law enforcement officers at all levels of experience.”
Ken Impellizeri, Sergeant, San Diego Police Department
Member California POST Commission
“Brian McKenna’s Officer Down book is the scholarly work of a police expert that has dedicated over twenty years studying lessons learned the hard way. It is a culmination of Brian’s sympathetic critical analysis of the lessons of the men and women in blue that have given so much so that others may live.”
Special Projects Coordinator, Irondequoit Police Department
"Brian McKenna brings a wealth of law enforcement experience and years of researching critical incidents to this powerful book. More importantly, he brings a true passion for training officers to win violent encounters to this project. Officer Down: Lessons from the Streets is an invaluable resource for every law enforcement officer and trainer."
Brian Willis, Sergeant (retired), Calgary Police Service
President, Winning Mind Training Inc.