Officer Down

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

A bank robbery sparks off a day never before seen in the history of the Irish State. Hostage negotiators and the Emergency reponse unit prepare for the worst as onlookers hold their breath and watch as the events unfold. Inside the bank staff and customers terrfied can only pray that someone will help them. Officer down tells the story of how Real IRA members are financing their operations and the battle to stop them.

Preview of Chapter 1
Chapter 1 - Panic Alarm
"Shots fired, shots fired!!" the control room operator quickly callls out over his Tetra encrypted Garda radio. Units city wide listened intently for the location, some waiting anxiously for their district callsign to be relayed others hoping to finish their shift quietly for once. "Charlie alpha 1, or any charlie mobile, shots fired, Bank of Ireland, Amiens street, any units to respond?", called the control room operator. Almost immediatly a second more hurried annoucement, "Panic alarm now Bank of Ireland Amiens street, Charlie Alpha one, come in, over". Charlie alpha 1,the callsign ofthe patrol car in this district, responded in a similar hurried tone, sirens blaring over the sound of rush hour traffic , and just audible over the radio transmission. "Charlie Alpha 1,we're three minutes away control. Are armed units on route?", interrupted the radio set from the patrol car. Charlie Alpha 1, only minutes away at Custom House quay on a material damage RTA, rush immediatleley into their patrol car to make the short distance to the bank.
Almost as soon as the call was relayed over the North central control set a second radio call was being made to armed response units in the DMA north central division. Sierra Alpha 64 was already racing to the scene, an unmarked dark green Toyota Camry, blue lights flashing frantically as motorists cleared a path for the speeding Garda vehicle. The two armed officers aboard listened intently to their radios for further developments as they made their way from the north suburbs toward the city centre. Each member on board carrying their standard issue UZI sub machine gun, now unlocked from the safe on the back seat and sitting on the oberservers lap, smith and wesson side arm, in their waistband holster. "Charlie Alpha 1 control, at scene", said the obersver from the patrol car first to reach the scene. The control room operator was busy notifying his superiors and following the standard procedure for such incidents and was careful to note Charlie Alpha 1's updated status on his console. By this time he was joined by control room supervisor Superintendent Tony Byrne. Gda Byrne monitored the situation closely as the control operator ensured there were suffucient units heading towards the scene. As the control room operator was updating the 'at scene' status of Charlie Alpha 1 other units from across the district radioed in with their intentions to head towards the bank to assist.


Submitted: October 25, 2010

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BulletofCorruption

This is really interesting. Not too many stories out there like this, which such a shame.
If you add more let me know please, I will gladly read it.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 11:58am

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Thanks Bullet. Im working on it at the moment so thought id get some opinions. I have another 7 or 8 paragraphs completd and some ideas on where im going to take the story. Il keep you informed.

Thanks for the comment !

Mon, October 25th, 2010 5:55am

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