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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