One of my favorite characters at Occupy Vancouver has been Sergeant Argent. Wally is an old-world Canadian cop- the kind of guy who has a job to arrest people but he feels for them as he is doing it and probably gives some good advice along the way. He is a couple years from retirement apparently- let’s hope some of his colleagues can learn a thing or two before he he’s gone.
I went to Sergeant Argent the night I found out someone was threatening to de-occupy OV, and he helped circle the VPD troops to do a risk analysis and to watch after us on the night of the planned attack.
So, I won’t give him a nickname (sorry Officer Vogue), other than “one of the good guys”…
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