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Letter from ‘a police officer in the suburbs’

Published on June 27, 2011 By Sandra

This story ran in one of our papers today, and, being a police blogger, I’ve been asked repeatedly if this officer was me.  No, it was not. I suspect this officer is from a jurisdiction other than Vancouver, and to him or her – thank you for supporting our city, our emergency services brothers and […]

Boots on the Ground

Published on June 16, 2011 By Sandra

The events of last night sadden me.  The intense dynamics at street level, the Canuck’s effort being overshadowed by the hooliganism, the very poor image the world temporarily has of our beautiful city – the entire night was inexcusable. The uniformed men and women in the front lines were doing the best they could in […]

The Bridge Jumper

Published on December 3, 2008 By Sandra

As an officer, I most often see people when they are going through a crisis, and people in crisis behave in ways they otherwise never would.  Take, for instance, the man who had lost his job and his wife, all in the span of a few short weeks.  His life had come to the boiling […]