Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance

Episode 09: Shootout at False Creek Flats

July 5, 2019

On February 26, 1947, Vancouver police officers Charles Boyes and Oliver Ledingham were murdered in a shootout at False Creek Flats. Inspector Vance was called in to handle the ballistics and ultimately determine whether a 17- year-old would live or die.

Between 1912 and 1987, 16 Vancouver police officers have been killed in the line of duty.

Cover Image: False Creek Flats, 1954. Vancouver Sun photo

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