photo Â© 2011 Charles de Jesus | more info (via: Wylio)I was not in Vancouver the night the Bruins won. Â I’ve never been involved in a riot…on either side. Â Still, I completely identified with the point of view of the officer that wrote this letter.
Here is another letter from an ER nurse written directly to a man that publicly apologized for his actions in the riot. Â (His apology is printed at the bottom of her response letter.)
What amazed me most about the cop’s letter was his reference and deference to the “true heroes of Vancouver”. Â The citizens that came out after all the rioters had either fled or been hooked up. Â These people took to the streets, their streets, and got to cleaning up.
I love that imagery. Â I love that a man who stood with a few hundred other first responders ready to defend their city from unruly, uncaring, drunken hordes was touched by a man pushing a broom. Â You, sir, are a class act and I’m proud to call you a brother-in-arms.
Thanks to Karen Davidson for posting these links on the Facebook Fan Page. Â It’s people like you, Karen, that make me so proud to be a part of the community here at MCPD. Â Thanks for taking the time to share these stories!