Growing up in California, T.C. Fuller served in the US Army as both an infantryman and an explosive ordnance disposal technician before leaving to accept an appointment as a Special Agent in the FBI. He then spent twenty years working on all manner of federal investigations, as well as serving as a firearms instructor at the FBI Academy and a Congressional Liaison on Capitol Hill. He is retired in North Carolina, slowly going to pot and driving his wife nuts, while trying to keep his kids from doing overly destructive things.
Painting Over Rust: Stories from a 20-Year Odyssey in the FBI
A personal memoir that vividly describes life inside America’s most prestigious and controversial law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a career spanning 20 years, Fuller had a front-row seat to the activity and sweeping changes within the FBI in the opening decades of the 21st century. Written with a clarity and humor not usually found in a career federal investigator, Fuller recounts the seminal events of his career as an FBI Special Agent. In doing so, he takes us along through his days as a new agent trainee at the Academy in Quantico, Virginia, various criminal investigations, 9/11 and the immediate response, interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and missions while attached to military units in Afghanistan. From his work chasing those who target children for sexual exploitation, including hunting, capturing, and convicting one he put on the Top 10 Fugitive list, to the inner workings of Capitol Hill while assigned there as part of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs, Fuller walks us through it all, with refreshing honesty and self-deprecating humor.
No Safe Alternative - Improving How We Teach Cops to Kill
Non-Fiction, Law Enforcement
In a time when public trust in law enforcement is eroding, the need for a paradigm shift in police training has become obvious. No Safe Alternative delves deep into the complex world of administering deadly force, presenting a groundbreaking approach to teaching law enforcement officers how to wield this power lawfully and effectively.
Written by an experienced law enforcement professional, this book advocates for the implementation of a dedicated block of training at the academy level and throughout the profession. Such a comprehensive program goes beyond merely the mechanical aspects of firing a weapon and delves into the core principles that underpin the responsible use of deadly force.
Through meticulous research and expert insights, leavened with actual experience, No Safe Alternative explores the multifaceted nature of law enforcement encounters involving deadly force. It takes a holistic approach, covering not only the tactical considerations but also the legal requirements, moral and ethical dilemmas, and the aftermath of using deadly force in the line of duty.
Drawing on real-life scenarios to breathe life into cold statistics, this book provides practical guidance for officers to navigate high-stress situations while upholding the principles of justice and accountability.