Bert Easterbrook Could Be Captain Vancouver
I realize that most of the photos and pictures spoken of online are those people who have shamed themselves at the downtown riots. The title of my blog doesn’t quite fit profiling heroes but I felt it would also do some service to the audience and readers.
Bert Easterbrook has been identified and featured in this Province article. Most of the observers at the riots were passive bystanders. Bert Easterbrook however, attempted to stop rioters from lighting a truck on fire. Pictured in this dramatic photo, he and three other men were eventually overwhelmed with most of the mob focusing on Easterbrook.
Video footage seen here shows what Easterbrook and the three men collectively stood up against before being overcome.
Bert Easterbrook is the grandson of a Vancouver Policeman, a photographer and care worker for severely disabled people. In my books he is Captain Vancouver. Many heroes were created that day from all of those who helped clean-up the day after and every citizen that tried to do their part.
Share your stories or links in the comments below of other heroes. Spending so much time focusing on the criminals needs to be balanced at times with remembering those who are good.
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