Sean Patton is a pacifist who doesn’t like guns but knows that statistically few law enforcement officers ever shoot anyone, so he plays the odds and loses. When a wife beater shoots him on a domestic-violence call, Sean is forced to shoot back. While his bulletproof vest saved Sean, it couldn’t shield him from the posttraumatic stress. His hidden bisexuality raises the stakes to risk his career and mental stability. As far as women go, he’s committed to being loyal to his loving and supportive girlfriend, Debbie. But can he swear off men? He’s knows the drive is inborn. How can he tell Debbie about his other side and still keep her? You'll feel the heat when Sean makes love to his gay friend from college and later with his lawyer girlfriend in the shower. A tryst with his male supervisor furthers the adventures.
I thoroughly enjoyed Officer Needs Help. Author David Sullivan's former life as a cop comes through as he writes of a protagonist who is trying to get his life back following the justified killing of a suspect aiming to take his life. The struggles, nightmares, uncertainly of officer Sean Patton shines in this short tale that provides the reader just a glimpse of life as a bisexual cop in the 70s. Mr. Sullivan's story is a must-read for anyone who has experienced sexuality discrimination. The last 50 pages is a real treat as the story wraps up and ends on a very positive note.
Officer Needs Help - David Sullivan