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Louis Gervasio was a New York State Police Trooper from 1953 to 1956.  He then joined the New York Police Department in 1956.  He retired in 1978 at the rank of Lieutenant.  Additionally, he served in the United States Army from 1951 through 1953.

According to the book description of Louis Gervasio’s book, Not In My Memo Book, “is a compilation of over 50 humorous short stories about the New York City Police from 1956 through 1978. It includes a few about the NY State Police prior to 1956. The title evolves from the memo books the New York City Police were mandated to carry to enter their assignments and any incidents. Many police actions involved "unorthodox methods" used by police officers when dealing with the public, boredom, the elements or merely because of their sense of humor.


Not In My Memo Book
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Therefore, as you read their stories the author depicts the different areas, customs and police procedures used during the era. Also, as you read on you will find yourself walking side by side with the cop on beat, hopefully getting to know their lighter side. It has been said on many occasions that a cop has a front row seat to the greatest show on earth. The main theme is humor - let the news media talk about the serious issues.”

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