Undercover officers embark on new mission: search & rescue
By Michael Perlstein, Staff writer
Copyright 2005 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company
They shaved their heads, all 45 narcotics and vice cops, even the three female detectives. They positioned a sharpshooter on each of their boats to protect from holed-up, whacked-out people firing potshots from distant windows. And before each rescue mission, they jotted down their Social Security numbers, just in case.