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By Robert Sberna

For approximately forty years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's 2d District, a drug-plagued region with one of many maximum violent crime premiums within the U.S. Nicknamed "Supercop," Simone generated headlines and public curiosity on a scale no longer noticeable due to the fact that Eliot Ness sought for Cleveland's "Torso assassin" within the 1930s.

Simone entered police paintings after serving in Vietnam with the one hundred and first Airborne, the place he earned bronze stars and red hearts. As a cop, he by no means shied from chance. He used to be eager about a number of gun battles, and killed 5 humans within the line of accountability (all governed justifiable). Notoriously equitable as a cop, Simone used to be extra drawn to doing the precise factor than honoring the "blue code." 
Badge 387 recounts the courageous exploits that earned Simone enormous quantities of commendations. In 1983, whereas looking a church basement for a gunman, he was once shot within the face. regardless of his wounds, he controlled to shoot his assailant, saving himself and different police officers. And in 2009, he plunged right into a frigid river to save lots of a lady. Simone used to be Cleveland's "Patrolmen of the 12 months" in 1980 and 2009, the one officer within the city's heritage to obtain the award twice. 

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