In Bed with the Badge

In Bed with the Badge : The Barbara Sheehan Story


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In Bed with the Badge is this generations Burning Bed. Ms. Joyce and her brother, Raymond, tell the bloodcurdling story of how their father, Ray Sheehana retired NYPD Detectiveturned wife-beating into an art form by utilizing the very tactics he was taught in the police force. In a terrifying moment of kill or be killed, the authors mother, Barbara Sheehan, shot her husband with his own weapon. Following the not guilty verdict of second-degree murder, Barbara Sheehan, was found "guilty" of possession of a second weapon and is awaiting appeal of that verdict. The authors recount the details of the years of abuse their mother and they sustained at the hands of their father, and open up a dialogue about the controversial defense known as Battered Woman Syndrome.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
  • Changing Lives Press
  • Howard Beach, United States
  • English
  • colour plates
  • 0984304711
  • 9780984304714
  • 1,323,714

About Michele Matrisciani

Jennifer Sheehan Joyce, RN, BSN, is the daughter of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. She is a registered nurse licensed in New York, Florida and California. She currently practices in San Diego, California, where she lives with her husband, Lt. Jesse Joyce, a pilot in the United States Navy. Jennifer is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge and remains, as always, in an extremely close relationship with her mother. Raymond M. Sheehan is the son of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2011. Raymond is currently working in the New York Public School System and plans to attend Long Island University this fall to become a physician's assistant. He and his fiancee, Shannon McCoy, plan to be married next year. He lives in Queens, New York, in the same home he grew up in and is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge.

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