Bullet Riddled: The First S.W.A.T. Officer Inside Columbine…and Beyond, by Grant Whitus, Thom Vines
Bullet Riddled is not for the faint of heart. More than just a retelling, Bullet Riddled is an in-depth look at the day-to-day of S.W.A.T team and focuses on the men and women who inherit so much pain to keep us safe.
Grant Whitus joined the Colorado S.W.A.T in 1992. Among leading countless drug raids and hostage situations, he was on the front lines of the Columbine Massacre, The Platte County Tragedy, the Albert Petrosky shooting, and the Granby tank rampage.
Speaking for the first time, Whitus gives the unvarnished truth of those, and many other, major S.W.A.T operations. Now retired, he opens up about his time behind the shield. Bullet Riddled is the full unabridged disclosure of what happened during his storied career; including the brutal morning of the Columbine Massacre.
Grant Whitus is not a criminologyst, nor a psychologist of any kind. He is a proud S.W.A.T. officer, heavily trained to act as such. This is the elite squad, made of proud and strong, generous and committed men and women who inherit unbelievable physical and mental pain to keep us safe. The price they pay is unbelievable. Always on duty. Always on guard, ready to operate whenever and wherever they are needed.
Grant Whitus tells us his story, his personal account of some of the most tragic events that still are engraved in our memories. Honest, sincere, unfiltered –Bullet Riddled will open your eyes.
We cry for the victims, we pray for their families… but we often forget those who first look the devil in the eyes.