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Retired Police Officer Reveals the Reality of Working in the Inner City in His New Book

MindStir Media author Michael S. Smith has released his new book, We All Bleed Blue, to show what it’s really like to work in the Inner City as a police officer.


Portsmouth, NH -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/17/2016 -- We All Bleed Blue by Michael S. Smith gives a first-hand account of the author's career working in the black inner-city of Richmond, California. At 290 pages, the book is a quick read that packs a powerful punch. The true story shows what it was really like working in the inner city.

"It's rare that I encounter such an authentic book," said J.J. Hebert, the book's publisher at MindStir Media, LLC. "Mike Smith has penned a must-read for anyone who wonders about our law enforcement officers and wants the true-life story unaltered by the media…"

From the back cover: Follow the police career of the Author, who spent a career working within the black inner-city of Richmond, California not unlike Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland. Find out what it's really like to work in such environments. Follow Sergeant Smith's career from the beginning to end. A career that saw many of his fellow officers and friends killed, wounded and injured policing the tough streets of Richmond and the Bay Area. Having served in many police details within the police department, he experienced what it was to be a white American who grew up near the Amish Country, in the farmland of Pennsylvania during the start of the civil rights movement.

We All Bleed Blue is available at, and other fine retailers worldwide. Wholesale orders can be placed through Ingram. The e-book version is forthcoming. Mr. Smith is available for interviews. Please call Rob Rop at 800-767-0531 to arrange an interview or send an email to

About Michael S. Smith
Born and raised in Colonial York, Pennsylvania located between Gettysburg National Park and the Amish Country of Lancaster County. Michael grew up in the working class neighborhood of North York, graduated from York Catholic High School in 1964 and entered the United States Air Force three days after graduation. Started his career as an Air Policeman. Upon discharge from the Air Force he relocated to Danville, California in 1969 where he became a Richmond, California Police Officer located in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1969 until retirement in 1994. As a career police officer, just a few of the assignments were the Patrol Bureau, Detective Bureau, Administration Bureau, Records and Services Bureau, K9, Helicopter, Motorcycle Officer and Supervisor. His career working in one of the worst crime infected cities in the San Francisco Bay Area and the challenges he faced working as a white police officer in the ghettos of Richmond.

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About MindStir Media
MindStir Media LLC offers a wide variety of self-publishing services such as custom cover design; interior layout; ISBN assignment; printing; ebook conversion; distribution; and marketing assistance. MindStir Media also provides one-on-one coaching from bestselling author J.J. Hebert, making its book publishing services completely unique and "Mind-Stirringly Easy," as the company puts it.

To learn more about publishing a book with MindStir Media, visit or call 800-767-0531.

Rob Rop
1931 Woodbury Ave, Suite 182
Portsmouth, NH 03801