The rule of law is the golden thread that runs through our political system and should affect everyone – not just those of us who are obviously subject to it by virtue of being subservient to those who enact it and those who enforce it. This should be as true for the head of a police agency trying to manipulate an investigation instead of letting things take their course and letting the chips fall where they may. In August of 2019, retired RCMP Chief Superintendent Larry Callens allegedly took his own life in his home in Mara, B.C. Present in the home at the time was his wife, his son Craig and daughter-in-law Joanne. He was 80. And there’s the rub.