Diversity Tribute To Slain Ontario Police Officer Vu Pham

A police officer from the Ontario Provincial Police was slain this past week while on duty.  Police constable Vu Pham was killed in a gunfight in rural Ontario just northwest of London.  Officer Pham was born in Saigon and of Vietnamese descent.  He came to Canada as a child.

Although rural communities are usually much less diverse than large metropolitan cities, Vu Pham overcame the disadvantages of being in a small town as a visible minority and was a fifteen year veteran of the OPP police force.  He leaves behind a wife and three young sons which of course is very tragic.

However, I would like to think that his life story itself is a victory for diversity and I salute him for his success.  Rest in peace officer Pham.

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