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Double Homicide Confession in 1 Long Day - S/Sgt. Jen Ames

March 31, 2023 Daryl Baswick/Jen Ames Season 3 Episode 5
Double Homicide Confession in 1 Long Day - S/Sgt. Jen Ames
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Double Homicide Confession in 1 Long Day - S/Sgt. Jen Ames
Mar 31, 2023 Season 3 Episode 5
Daryl Baswick/Jen Ames

Daryl Baswick interviews Staff Sergeant Jennifer Ames in this fantastic episode.  Jen talks about her time in the Homicide Unit and the day she got a confession from the killer - but don't stop listening - she gets another confession for a previous murder as well! (Traigo Andretti — convicted for the 2013 homicide of Jennifer McPherson, to whom he was married, and for the 2006 killing of Myrna Letandre — he later died by suicide in his cell in a Saskatchewan psychiatric facility.)
S/Sgt. Ames is a 27 year member and currently assigned to the Professional Standards Unit at VicPD.  Jen is also the VicPD representative on the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee; when you hear her background and experience you'll know why.
We also learn that Jen (as well as other VicPD members) have taken to Beekeeping in their spare time - fascinating to hear her talk about the life of the beehive.  She shares her thoughts and insights on topics like Harm Reduction, drug investigations, what female police officers face in their career, how much dedication and love goes into being involved in the Tour de Rock event and her personal experiences of police managing PTSD.  As a Watch Commander in Patrol, Jen observed numerous times where police officers would deal with multiple traumatic incidents in their shift.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of René Soto-Taylor.  RIP

https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/victoria-boy-had-9-short-years-lived-to-the-fullest-4625753

Sound editing done by Todd Mason.

More about the Victoria City Police Union (VCPU):

- Tweet us at https://twitter.com/VicPD_Union

- Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/vicpd_union/

- Find us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/truebluevictoria/

- Visit our website for information at https://truebluevic.ca/

- Email us at media@vcpu.ca for any media inquiries or requests to be on the True Blue Podcast

Show Notes

Daryl Baswick interviews Staff Sergeant Jennifer Ames in this fantastic episode.  Jen talks about her time in the Homicide Unit and the day she got a confession from the killer - but don't stop listening - she gets another confession for a previous murder as well! (Traigo Andretti — convicted for the 2013 homicide of Jennifer McPherson, to whom he was married, and for the 2006 killing of Myrna Letandre — he later died by suicide in his cell in a Saskatchewan psychiatric facility.)
S/Sgt. Ames is a 27 year member and currently assigned to the Professional Standards Unit at VicPD.  Jen is also the VicPD representative on the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee; when you hear her background and experience you'll know why.
We also learn that Jen (as well as other VicPD members) have taken to Beekeeping in their spare time - fascinating to hear her talk about the life of the beehive.  She shares her thoughts and insights on topics like Harm Reduction, drug investigations, what female police officers face in their career, how much dedication and love goes into being involved in the Tour de Rock event and her personal experiences of police managing PTSD.  As a Watch Commander in Patrol, Jen observed numerous times where police officers would deal with multiple traumatic incidents in their shift.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of René Soto-Taylor.  RIP

https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/victoria-boy-had-9-short-years-lived-to-the-fullest-4625753

Sound editing done by Todd Mason.

More about the Victoria City Police Union (VCPU):

- Tweet us at https://twitter.com/VicPD_Union

- Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/vicpd_union/

- Find us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/truebluevictoria/

- Visit our website for information at https://truebluevic.ca/

- Email us at media@vcpu.ca for any media inquiries or requests to be on the True Blue Podcast