In The Line Of Fire has returned to Investigation Discovery with an amazing lineup of true-crime stories, showing America's heroes -- the police officers -- who dedicate their daily lives to protect citizens around the United States. Presented by Rikki Klieman, ID's In The Line Of Fire takes viewers along as law enforcement officials struggle with some of the most dangerous criminals, who have almost killed them in the line of duty. These are documented stories of survival that have ended with the officer receiving the Medal of Honor or the Medal of Valor.
Investigation Discovery will present first-hand accounts of real police struggles that are sure to tap into the emotions of viewers. To bring you the best stories, producers have collected some terrifying cases from the files of cops working in the big-city to officers working in small country towns.
In the Line of Fire started as a way to re-focus the attention away from negative headlines, featuring the shooting deaths of unarmed black men, by getting a more personal view of what our men and women in blue face each day.
The war between police officers and black males was depicted in the movie, Straight Outta Compton, which received some flak for releasing the movie during a time in which racial relations were strained. Unlike Investigation Discovery's In The Line Of Fire, the movie highlighted the wranglings between popular rap groups and officers on the police force.
Though, there are many cases of bad cops who have killed innocent, unarmed people, the vast majority of police officers are respectable individuals who seek to do good in the world.
Here are a few previous stories
NYPD Officer Ivan Marcano
While on a date with his girlfriend in 2012, Ivan Marcano had no idea that he'd be facing armed robbers, who would leave him fighting for his life with a bullet wound in a New York City Hospital, even after he was able to shoot one of the suspects to death.Los Angeles Police Sergeant Hector Feliciano
Another day at the job almost proved fatal after Hector Feliciano came in contact with a young man, who had taken a pregnant employee hostage at the Mexican consulate. Using the experience he had gained over the past 22 years as an officer, he was able to choose the perfect time to open fire on the suspect, which allowed the pregnant woman to go free.
On Season 2, look out for the following stories, according to Broadway World.
- Officer Ann Carrizales is described by everyone in her hometown of Stafford, Texas, as a super mom, super wife, and super cop. No stranger to tough situations, Carrizales was a former military police officer in the U.S. Marines, and the first woman on the Marine Corp boxing team. Three years ago, during a routine traffic stop, Carrizales approached a car with three men inside when one opened fire, striking her once in the face and again in the chest. Despite her injuries, Carrizales pursued the men in a 20-mile chase
- A domestic dispute turns into a violent gun battle as now-retired Officer Keith Borders does everything he can to shield an innocent woman. Borders responds to the call in the middle of the night without backup, and gunfight ensues that lasts for more than 20 minutes and leaves the perpetrator dead.
- Off-duty police officer, Juan Pichardo, was working at his family's car dealership when two men come in demanding money. The men tied up the officer along with two other hostages. Pichardo broke free of the ties and was able to wrestle the suspects for their gun. During an intense struggle, Pichardo was shot in the leg, but held down one of the robbers until help arrived.
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