For days now, I’ve been conflicted about whether or not to write this letter.
By all accounts, and my own personal belief is, Const. John Davidson was a good man and a good officer (‘An officer and a gentleman,’ Oct. 24). He was an innocent man killed by a citizen. It is not my intent to besmirch his memory or to complain about the service and parade that was held for him.
What bothers me is that Hudson Brooks was also an innocent man, a citizen, killed by the police (One-year wait for Crown’s call takes its toll, Oct. 20).
Where was his public memorial and his parade? Why is it that his life seems to have less meaning than that of a peace officer?
It just rubs me the wrong way. After a full year, there is still no answer regarding his death, whereas the answer regarding the death of a fallen officer seems to be answered already.
W. Al Riede, Surrey