Esteemed literary magazine publishes poem commemorating fallen Fredericton police members
A prestigious Canadian literary magazine, The Fiddlehead, has published a sworn New Brunswick peace officer’s poem honouring Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, the Fredericton Police Force officers gunned down in August.
“Wolf Hunter,” by Jason Henderson, which Blue Line published on its website on Aug. 21, is now live on The Fiddlehead, the oldest Canadian literary magazine still in circulation.
Henderson is a deputy sheriff for the Department of Justice and Public Safety of New Brunswick.
“As a literary journal housed in Fredericton, we at The Fiddlehead were moved when we received a poem from Deputy Sheriff Jason Henderson in the wake of the shooting on August 10th in our city,” writes Sue Sinclair, editor. “The Wolf Hunter is written in honour of law enforcement and is dedicated to Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, both of whom were murdered that day along with citizens Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie-Lee Wright. We wish strength to everyone affected by these deaths.”
On The Fiddlehead’s website, reader Kirsten Simmonds posted the following comment about the poem:
“A sneak peak into the emotional struggles of police. We tend to take for granted what these brave men and women do for us every day, in-spite of the tragedies witnessed they continue to press on. A remarkable burden on the soul. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I agree with the previous comments… very moving, and inspirational. Thank you.”
Established in 1945, The Fiddlehead is published four times a year at the University of New Brunswick.