It's a trooper's worst nightmare: What begins as a routine patrol suddenly turns violent when someone pulls a weapon. Moments later, the trooper is down--wounded or dead. The alarm soon heard over the radios of the patrolman's comrades throughout the state and region is "Trooper down! Trooper is down!" Like a swarm of angry bees, every trooper on the force mobilizes to catch the suspect.
The bigger-than-life state troopers, those clean-cut, competent, implacable professionals who have chosen a perilous and demanding job, are rarely revealed so intimately. In Trooper Down! Life and Death on the Highway Patrol, Marie Bartlett, a talented young investigative reporter, paints a fascinating portrait of one of the nation's most elite law enforcement agencies.