Stories to Tell My Daughters Before I Die

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Stories to Tell My Daughters Before I Die

Hello Fellow Association Members,

The creative juices are certainly flowing in our Association.

Ottawa Division member Supt. Bill Adams (rtd.) has just penned a new book that explores the various crevices of his career in the Force.

The title reminds us that members of the Force are a segment of the Canadian population who experience life like few others and that these memories are always appreciated when shared.

Bill has observed that he has been “Retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police since 2005, many friends have asked me to relate stories and anecdotes from my 32 years of law enforcement. As I get older and search for stories of my family history, I find that much of what I want to know has been already lost. Not wanting to commit the sins of my forefathers, I want to leave something of myself to my daughters so that they know more about the path I have travelled and the experiences I have, for the most part, enjoyed.”

Warm congratulations to Bill on the publishing of this book.  Hopefully more will follow.

The profile of the book follows.

James Forrest
Director of Communications
RCMP Veterans’ Association

LEGACY: Stories to Tell My Daughters Before I Die written by Bill Adams



This mantra was Bill Adams’ sustaining principle through 32 years of service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

From his start as a uniformed constable in small Manitoba communities and culminating as the Superintendent in charge of the Serious and Organized Crime Intelligence Branch in Headquarters Ottawa, his years were marked by personal and professional challenges that were sometimes thrilling, occasionally frightening, often tragic but never dull.

Bill’s legacy within the RCMP and the Canadian public is less about his individual accomplishments and more about his loyalty to the organization and his fellow officers, his empathy for those whose lives he intersected through the fate and circumstance of life, and the mentoring that he freely gave to the succeeding generation with the RCMP.

Always the optimist, Bill perhaps makes light of the sometimes-adverse impacts of a career in law enforcement on officers and their loved ones. He celebrates the role of his family in keeping him focused on what matters most. He modestly relates the occasions in his career that clearly called on deep resources of physical courage, but it is the moments of moral courage that shine through.

ISBN: 978-1-77257-258-2(PB) Available November 2019
ISBN: 978-1-77257-259-9(eBook) Available November 2019

Link to Burnstown Publishing House

Bill & Terry

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