Former Cop's Book Explores Police Suicide
But Paris, himself a former cop, also wonders if anyone knows that three officers involved in the shootout later committed suicide.
My Life For Your Life documents the author's personal struggles with police stress, his wife's response and the biographies of eight cops who took their own lives.
The book also includes letters written to those officers post-suicides by their spouses, family members and other loved ones. A psychologist chips in a chapter on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Paris signs copies of his book and talks about police stress from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Martha's Bookstore on Balboa Island. It's free to attend.