Thursday, April 19, 2012
John's Uncle, Kenny Gammie, used to be a beat cop on the Downtown East Side back when it was a very different place then it is today. He was a giant of a man, tough but caring, if he said move it, believe me very few would refuse. He made a positive impact down there in his day. He retired from the force in the early eighties, before this tough area of the city morphed into the pit it has become. I wonder what he would think about the DTES now.
We came across this blog and we at RobberStoppers urge everyone to read these powerful and moving stories...
Eastside Stories - Diary of a Vancouver Beat Cop http://www.beatcopdiary.vpd.ca/
Steve writes honestly and movingly about life on the downtown east side.
Big Uncle Ken would be shocked at the changes but we know he would be proud of the job these guys do in such a difficult enviroment.
Thank you Steve, a most excellent blog!!