Houlahan, Peter
Incident Debrief: Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History
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Norco '80 is the true story of the 1980 Norco, California, bank robbery and shootout, one of the most important and violent events in U.S. law enforcement history. The story is about five heavily-armed men who attempted a takeover robbery that resulted in three dead, eight police officers and five civilians wounded, a sheriff's helicopter grounded by gunfire, and 32 police vehicles disabled or destroyed by gunfire and explosives. Norco had an enormous impact on the way American police forces arm and train officers. The lessons learned are still used by law enforcement training academies today.

Peter Houlahan - Bio
Peter Houlahan is a published nonfiction, true crime and short story writer, freelance journalist and book review contributor to the Hearst newspapers and AP wire. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College. His true crime book "Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History" will be released by Counterpoint Press on June 11, 2019.