During one of many lectures, my trainer explained that
throughout a police officer’s career he or she will be called “pig” many times.
The trainer explained that it should not be a cause for you to lose your
composure. He said to embrace it, as it stands for Pride, Intelligence, and
Confessions of a Mountie is the dramatic memoir of retired
RCMP Officer Frank Pitts from Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. His story
begins with a terrifying standoff between him and a machete-wielding suspect.
As his life flashes before his eyes, Frank Pitts recalls his enlistment,
training and cases both solved and unsolved that have led to this moment.
Through these flashbacks, we learn what a day in the life of a Royal Canadian
Mounted Police officer is like and that decisions, often make in the blink of
an eye, can mean the difference between life and death.
Frank Pitts’s story has excitement, humour, and tragedy all
rolled into one. Most of all, this heartfelt memoir shows the human side of the
men and women who serve in the RCMP.