Writer-policeman Marian Godina this Wednesday released his book titled “Oncoming Flashes” to an enthusiastic audience; attending the event, Premier Dacian Ciolos said that the example of the author should be “a lesson to the Romanian Police.”
“It doesn’t surprise me that Mr. Godina is turning into an icon,” Dacian Ciolos said after the launch event.
The Premier said that his presence there is an encouragement for the attitude promoted by the policeman.
“I decided to come to make it very clear that this kind of authentic civic behavior, even in an institution tasked with maintaining public order, enjoys the full support of the government and myself. I think this way the Romanian society can make a recovery to health,” said Ciolos.
After the launch of the book, Marian Godina confessed that “this had been a week full of emotions” for him. “Today was definitely the most important day of my life,” he said, stressing that he takes full responsibility for the aspects in the system he presents in the book and “fear is not for him.”
“I wanted to produce a change in the Romanian Police and in the mentality of civilians – for them to look otherwise to the policemen, as they actually deserve. Let’s not forget that we are actually you wearing uniform,” he added.
“Oncoming Flashes” has already shot to publishing phenomenon after orders for it poured in in a very short time. As many as 20,000 copies were sold so far, according to representatives of the Curtea Veche Publishing House.
“What I can tell you about ‘Oncoming Flashes’ is that it is a book that will definitely walk you through all the feelings. You will feel sad, you will laugh with tears, you will amuse yourselves, you will regret (not having bought it), it will stir your pity and revolt, then you’ll laugh again. It will definitely train all your mimic muscles,” says Godina. Described in the book are moments from his training and experiences from his activity as a traffic policeman, alongside glimpses from his personal life and from the backstage of the key moments brought to the public eye on his Facebook page.