Tag Archives: Vancouver Police Department

Constable John Davidson – Killed On Duty

      The citizens and police members in British Columbia were shocked and dismayed by the untimely death of Abbotsford Police Department’s Constable John Davidson.         Vancouver PD Veteran Bob Cooper sent us his latest article in tribute of Constable John Davidson and the bond between the municipal police and RCMP […]

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John Stolarski’s Old Newspaper Clippings

      With the exception of his first two years in the Force, John Stolarski spent his entire career as a RCMP Police Dog Services handler (1961 – 1988).           Throughout this career, John clipped newspaper articles about members who he had worked with. Despite the fact that John has […]

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Tribute to Insp. John Nicholson

      This tribute article is for John James Nicholson – a young Protestant man born and raised in Ireland.  At the age of 19, he immigrated to Canada to later served in four different police forces in Western Canada.  In addition, he also served overseas in World War II as the Corps Sergeant […]

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VPD VET: Too Much At Stake

      VPD Veteran Bob Cooper has provided us another one of his articles which has been recently published in the Bob’s most recent article is provided below for your reading pleasure:     In a previous column (No more excuses), I outlined the dismal performance of the Federal government in living up to […]

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Bob Cooper: Just Another Cruel Joke

        With the 2012 Police Officer Memorial being held last Sunday, we decided to re-publish Bob Cooper’s (retired Vancouver PD member) article (from Prime Time Crime edition April 27, 2009) entitled “Just Another Cruel Joke” which relates to the killing of Richmond RCMP Constable Jimmy Ng and the sentencing of his killer. […]

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VPD Vet: Real Policemen

          Bob Cooper (retired VPD member) regularly contributes articles to the Prime Time Crime column and frequently provides a perspective of the RCMP. He has given us permission to publish his article entitled “Real Policemen.”  This article appeared in the Prime Time Crime column on May 30, 2011 and the details […]

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S/Sgt. Steve Bunyk – UPDATED

        On August 13, 2012, Steve Bunyk passed away in Burnaby British Columbia. This tribute is in his honour for his dedicated services to the Force, his community and his family. Steve Bunyk is proud of his time in the Force.  He  contributed to establishing a good working relationship between the Vancouver […]

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VPD Vet: In Olden Days – UPDATED

        Over the past few years, the RCMP have been under close scrutiny by some news media outlets  and the Force now prepares to defend itself against pending class action suits. With Bob Paulson accepting and being appointed as the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he faces many challenges. We […]

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RCMP: Perspective From VPD Veteran

      Over the past few years, the RCMP have been under close scrutiny by some news media outlets  and the Force now prepares to defend itself against pending class action suits. With Bob Paulson accepting and being appointed as the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he faces many challenges. We are […]

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Fairmont Barracks

Over the years, there have been many enquires about the origin of Fairmont Barracks, located at 33rd and Heather in Vancouver.  Here is a brief outline of the history of this famous landmark. Fairmont was built in 1912 to serve as a private boy’s school.  The Federal Government purchased it in 1918 to use as […]

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