FBI Miami Firefight a Good Read

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  1. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Ordered this a couple of days ago and could not put it down! Gut wrenching, desperation, Ed was shot to all to hell, and he managed to end it.
    https://edmireles.com/ Enlight2-770x1027.jpg
     
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  2. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    I've heard that guy speak, and understand the book is good. The Miami shootout, along with the North Hollywood thing (1995 maybe?), fundamentally changed how cops conduct business.
     
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  3. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    I could not imagine, you guys do one hell of a job!
     
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  4. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Looks like a great read! Thanks for the tip Mike.


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  5. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Not enough gun to the gunfight .
    Then went to .10 mm and .40 cal
    They obviously forgot what happened and went to 9mm recently
    So the weak sisters could handle recoil.
    God Bless and Keep Them
     
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  6. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Untrue. Read the book. 20190303_172133.jpg
     
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  7. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    No, don’t beleave everything you read , what did they have in their hands when the incesident started ? Not what back up brought
     
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  8. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    In that regard yes, as a team no. I don't want to give away the details, that's why I mentioned read the book. The circumstances or "domino effect" as Ed tells his story was surprising to say the least.
     
  9. Pedro

    Pedro Active Member

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    Mar 10, 2017
    I just ordered the book, thanks Mike.
    Pedro.
     
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  10. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Thanks Mike , it was a massive cluster F—- , a very good friend of mine ,now passed , had to inform the families.
    Sent shockwaves through the Bureau and many changes ensued in terms of tactics and weapons for field agents .
     
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  11. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    It is an excellant book and I couldn't put it down until I read the whole thing. Each and every one of those officers are truly heroes.
    Yeah, they had plenty of guns, more than the scum they were after but if it's not in your hand when you need it.....
     
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  12. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Amen @john_anch_ak , I could not put it down either. Edge of my chair. I even shut the background music off too.
     
  13. ronin11

    ronin11 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Apr 17, 2017
    I drive by that area about once a month. Eerie feeling to have some knowledge of the events and find myself in their same place (different circumstances for sure);

    Took a pic of the plaque erected @ the site (a couple of cell phones ago). Looks like the last place a situation or something like this would occur. Apt bldgs. to the right & left, 'maybe' a 20 foot grassy area (not knoll) between the street and the sidewalk; 6-7 trees (back then they were much smaller than they are now, duh). Basically a 2 lane (one each way) side street, like a hundred others in Dade County;

    I moved here in '87 (Shootout and the Mariel Boatlift were both in '86), and man o man was this place an eye-opener; I think I might have posted something about this mess on the 30th anniversary; Took a little flak for it, IIRC;
     

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