INT. AYLMER POLICE COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
February 1, 1971
David and Kyle are sworn in as active Ontario Provincial
Police officers, along with 32 other young men and women.
After they receive their badges, David and Kyle join their
families in the audience.
You did it my boy, you did it!
Mark hugs David while he controls the tears of pride that
threaten to roll down his face. Estelle has an equally hard
time controlling her tears.
It's been a challenging year, but
it hasn't been nearly as tough as
I thought it would be. I've had a
lot of help from my coach,
Montgomery Thorpe. Come on, I'll
David take his parents into another room where a buffet
lunch is being served. David goes to a table where an
attractive Officer of African Canadian descent is sitting
with his wife. He is about ten years older than David.
Montgomery, I'd like you to meet
my parents, Mark and Estelle
Montgomery stands and shakes hands with both of them.
It's nice to meet both of you. I'd
like to introduce you to my wife,
Chandra stands and shakes hands. The five of them sit at the
I understand that your entire
basement is filled with a
complete working miniature train
Oh call me Mark, please. Yes, my
trains are what have kept me sane
and more or less active for the
last year. I've got trestles and
tracks that nearly reach the
ceiling. David and Kyle put them
up for me.
David told me about your heart
problem. He's been pretty
worried. You look hale and hearty
Yes, my doctor gave me a clean
bill of health two weeks ago.as
long as I watch what I eat and
get enough exercise, I should
live for years yet.
This ceremony is the one thing that has kept me going for
the last year. David is an active officer now. I realize
he's still a rookie, but the rest will come in time. Will
you still be David's coach?
I'll be his partner for about
another year, and then I'll go
back to coaching another cadet.
David will get a more permanent
partner when I'm sure he's ready.
David and Kyle have already put in
requests to be partners with each
other, but we'll have to see what
this next year brings.
Kyle's parents arrive, and introductions are made all
around. They join the Larsons and the Thorpes at the table.
Well, I'll let you grown ups chat,
I've got to go find Kyle. He says
there's a girl he wants me to
Kyle is a match maker now? I
imagine Emily is not too thrilled
Laughing, David stands and prepares to leave..
Kyle isn't a match maker, Mrs.
Maxwell. The girl is someone that
he's met on his night shift. It
looks like he might be interested
Oh you mean Judy. We've met her. She's quite nice.
Well you go and have fun, honey.
We'll be here having the buffet.
Come find us when you're ready to
David nods and leaves.
INT. AYLMER POLICE COLLEGE AUDITORIUM - LATER
Kyle and the twins are standing by the stage with an
attractive brunette who is about a year younger than Kyle.
David joins them.
Hi everybody. There's a buffet in
the other room, anybody
That sounds like a good idea, but
first I want you meet Judy
Bradshaw. Judy, this is my best
friend, David Larson.
They shake hands briefly.
It's nice to meet you, David.If
even half of the stuff Kyle says
you two did growing up is true,
I'm surprised that either one of
you are still alive.
Stuff that's none of your
business, miss nosey Parker.
Judy blushes and puts one hand to her mouth.
Oops, sorry! I'm sworn to dire
secrecy. If I told you anything
that Kyle told me, I'd have to
buy my own coffee and doughnuts
at the beginning of each shift!
Laughing, Emily takes David's arm.
That buffet sounds good to me,
let's go over there. Oh, and
Judy, I suggest you take pretty
much everything that Kyle says
with a bag of salt. He tends to
I do not!
The four of them head toward the buffet room, laughing and