The December 21, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation retired NYPD Detective Joe DeCicco,
the author of Dirty Baggs.
Joe DeCicco is a retired New York City Detective who originally attended college to practice Electrical
Engineering. After working a lighting designer for several years, life circumstances decreed that he join the New York City
Police Department in 1973, spending more then half his service in plainclothes, including over four years as an Organized
Crime Control Bureau narcotics investigator, then year with Brooklyn Central Robbery and more than three years with the Brooklyn
South Detective Division assigned to the 62nd Squad in Bensonhurst. After spending twenty years on the streets of New York,
Joe happily retired in on July 4th 1993, truly celebrating his own Independence Day, with over twenty awards and decorations.
Joe explains that his writings come from an inner need to share his experiences with others while fulfilling
the public’s ongoing interest with police work. In his novels, the series main character, Michael Romano, is a dedicated
police officer who sometimes, while performing his duties, inadvertently becomes involved with people who have no business
being on any police force. The author feels that while still entertaining, his writings show all facets of the sometimes complex
personalities of those who choose to be the daily guardians of our society. Joe DeCicco is the author of Worms in the Apple,
Angel With A Gun and Dirty Baggs.