Charles Scheideman spent 27 years policing isolated areas of B.C. and shares his stories in the second collection of his memoirs.
Jackass Mountain is not a major landmark on the highway through the Fraser Canyon, but it did see its fair share of motor vehicle accidents during Scheideman’s patrols.
He had to scramble down the cliff to discover the decaying corpse of a crash victim and to rescue a driver lucky enough to survive his vehicle’s plunge over the edge by jumping to safety.
The author writes of the challenges of policing rural and remote areas, often alone or in two-person detachments, where they become not just police officers but social service workers as well.
Author: Charles Scheideman
Published by: Harbour Publishing
Available at: local bookstores
List price: $24.95