Within a month of arriving in Canada from the Philippines, Joel Zalsos was murdered in his home. Detective Thomas Barrow prides himself on his ability to read suspects but is haunted when his instincts fail him.
What made this case unique?
- This case gives insight into the lives and challenges of those living in Canada working through the Foreign Workers program. It was and continues to be a challenge for individuals and law enforcement to understand each other’s cultures and backgrounds.
- Though not directly created as a result of the Zalsos murder, the Diversity Resource Team at the Calgary Police Service helps to prevent similar tragedies.
About the detective
Retired Detective Tom Barrow served on the Calgary Police force for 25 years as a detective in the organized crime section and then as a detective in the homicide unit. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 2002, the Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner's Coin in 2013 and the Canadian Exemplary Service Medal in 2010. He retired in 2015.
|Detective Tom Barrow||PAUL POPOWICH|
|Detective Mike Cavilla||MARK GHANIME|
|Franco Sevendal||GENE ABELLA|
|Detective Joe Malicdem||VON FLORES|
|Shane Thompson||CLAUDE DUHAMEL|
|Detective Saigeon||VICTOR CORNFOOT|
|Divina Carburatan||LEYDA JIMENEZ|
|Mike Williams||JASON MORAN|
|Ann Bucholtz||LENI PARKER|
|Jessica Williams||HARIETTE LEGAULT|
|Joel Zalsos||MARC DUCUSIN|
|Rodolpho Padua||ALEXANDER DELA CRUZA|
|Skinhead 1||PHILIPPE BOURRET|
|Skinhead 2||JONATHAN BOIS|
|Nelsa||ANGELICA ALEJANDRO AGUILERA|