Author Sharon BerryHarper’s new book “Ebony Cop: Last One Standing” is a riveting memoir of her probationary period as an LAPD officer in training in the early 1980s.

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Recent release “Ebony Cop: Last One Standing” from Page Publishing author Sharon BerryHarper is a poignant and inspiring true story of one woman’s determination and perseverance in the face of daunting challenges and outright hostility toward a young black woman making her way through the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department forty years ago.

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Sharon BerryHarper, one of a few black women to serve as a sworn officer in the Los Angeles Police Department in 1983, has completed her new book “Ebony Cop: Last One Standing”: a deeply personal reflection on her time as a Probationary Officer in the LAPD.

Heading south to the big city of Los Angeles, Sharon BerryHarper abandons her plans of attending a local junior college and, works in factories instead. All the time she works as a machinist, she has one dream—to become a cop. Sharon’s opportunity comes when a federal court orders the Los Angeles Police Department to hire more women and minorities. Thinking that being a cop is about restoring peace and calm and working as a team, Sharon succeeds in getting into the force but finds out the reality of her dreams exactly the opposite. The first thing Officer BerryHarper learns is that for her and her sister officers, there is no team. Sharon discovers how alone she really is. Forget team playing. The ebony cop will have to survive on her own.
Published by Page Publishing, Sharon BerryHarper’s engrossing book is an autobiographical account of the overt and passive racism and misogyny the author encountered in her determined quest to become one of the first black female police officers in 1980s Los Angeles.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Ebony Cop: Last One Standing” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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