Membership: Seattle Police Department (Homicide Division)
Holmes is the current acting Commissioner for the entire Seattle Police Department after he and Shade revealed that they faked their deaths to go into hiding to expose Conrad Brass for the true tyrant he really was this was all part of an ongoing police investigation that was started by Robert Hill when he was still the Commissioner of the Seattle Police Department and sadly their investigation would end up costing Ebenezer Gordon his life when he would be murdered by Conrad Brass earlier this year.
Holmes having always distrusted magic it seems weird that he turns out to be a trained gunslinger adept but thats not as odd as his partner the street samurai Stamps ending up being a physical adept. I guess all those years hunting bugs had an affect on their very souls and these cybered thugs would become what they hunted and despised magical. One can only hope they will once again overload themselves with cyber and just burn out.
Holmes being the Commissioner has been good for Seattle as he is a no bull shit commander and one of the best law enforcement officers we have had in a long time running the department, though it has come to our attention that he is a member of the Forsaken, a Patriot, and a Bounty Hunter so this begs to question his dedication to the law…..seeing the Wolf Pack is all over the Department with the Dirty Dozen not to far behind and now yet another member of the Forsaken is among the ranks of the PD’s top brass and not just among the ranks he is the Top Cop……I thought DiCane was a bad idea, well here we go again and this time it’s Holmes former partner and blood brother to Stamps.
Though as of now Holmes has been playing by the rules and running the city with an take no prisoners attitude and he has installed a express lane to the cities gallows, you can bet the Deaths Hand prisoners they captured will forgo any justice by trial and be shipped directly to Hang’em High Harrison or Dolphin for a swift drop and cremation. Well we have Holmes now and I guess it’s better than Brass and has to be better than Gordon and DiCane, but only time will tell.
Well more information has come to light about the runner/cop known as Holmes, this man was born and raised within the Windy City long before the dark clouds of the Great Tragedy would befall the world and ravage North America….and not to mention Chi-Town. Holmes is the perfect example of what a Chicago native is supposed to be and thought of by the rest of the nation, Strong, Dedicated, Loyal and Bad Ass!! Also never talk sports with Holmes for he will talk your ear off about his beloved Cubs, Bears and Black Hawks…though all kidding aside Wesley is more than just a hired gun and street warrior of the founding fathers generation, he is a true blue cop and dedicated bug slayer.
Holmes was born some point before the turn of the century and do to the Federal Immortality Project being disclosed to have been in production long before the Second World War, it can be assumed that many of this centuries legends hail from what we would call the Greatest Generation and for Mr. Reid this would hold true as records found in the devastated Chicago City Hall refer to Wesley Reid being a veteran of the Second World War and part of the 82nd Airborne; these records will verify that Holmes would have been part of the early testing of the Immortality project and as well guide his dedication and love for the Old America and his disdain for the United Canadian American States.
Military and Veteran Affairs records for Wesley Reid show that he not only fought in the Second World War but was also deployed to Korea in the 1950’s to fight on the 82nd parallel; these events would cement Holmes and turn a misguided Chi-Town hood into a decorated and dedicated officer, husband, father and grandfather. Holmes records have been found all over Chicago as of recent days and it now shines a brighter light on our newest commissioner here in Seattle and why he chose to leave his beloved Chicago and follow his friend Arthur Crane to Seattle.
When we think of Wesley Reid today we see a bulldog detective with a spotless service record and one that has solved some of the cities toughest cases and put countless killers behind bars yet seemingly blind to his partner and brothers violent nature and past; well there is a reason for this chosen ignorance it is that Holmes has not always been squeaky clean and his Juvenal days were full of petty crimes and gang life; now you can’t see Holmes as a street tough but remember we were all kid once and growing up in Chi-Town in the 1930’s he would have been witness to the rise of Organised Crime and the glamour that would follow, he was born within the ghettos of Chicago and had to drop out of school when he was 10 to help support his family and making a few dollars a week was not going to put bread on the table. So when he would be given a chance to start running moonshine and cooking the books for the local underground gambling hall he would jump at the chance.
Remember this was the 30’s so the thugs on the street still dressed like the average gentleman so it was the glamorous life and he would be able to suddenly bring more money into the home to help support his parents and seven brothers and sisters, all the while affording better clothing and eventually moving his family out of their one room flat in Englewood to a multiple room flat in the North Side of town within only a few years. Back than no body questioned how a child could earn money and everyone just ignored the young punks running the streets. this was as well the time when the Chicago Police Department was notoriously corrupt and on the take so as long as Holmes kept paying the beat cops they looked the other way.
Well as Holmes grew older so did his reputation and with that came better work and with better work would come greater risk as he was no longer scene as just a punk kid, but a enforcer of the streets and eventually a made man for Al Capone. This rise in success would change his crimes from petty theft and cooking books, to more aggressive violent crimes of assault, battery, extortion, racketeering, arson, motor theft and eventual murder for hire. Wesley had grown bigger than his old neighbourhood within a handful of years and his family was reaping the rewards of his criminal success. The Reid family couldn’t be happier and for Wesley he was on the top of the world and it seemed nothing could bring him back down to earth.
Now karma has a strange way of catching up to you and for the Chi-Town gangsters this would come quickly and nobody would see the change of the seasons, the federal government would begin to notice the ever growing threat of the crime families in Chi-Town and their blatant disregard for common decency. The Police Department was going through changes as well and the crooked cops where being rounded up and locked away, though these cowards would start singing like song birds and tides had turned and for people like Holmes it was going to become a very dark day indeed.
By the early 1940 the streets had changed, the glory of their earlier days had passed and a new dawn had emerged. The police where no longer ignoring the bloody nature of the Crime Families and the street toughs had to worry about the blue wall suddenly; this is something they never had to face prior and a few bucks in the cops pocket meant get away with murder and now it would be another indictable offence they had to face. Washington became aware of Chicago and the nation was demanding something be done to slow the flowing blood in the streets.
For Wesley this would come when the police would storm his home in the Upper North Side and catch him while he slept in luxury covered opulence paid for in blood money; before he could reach for his pistol and try to evade the law he was surrounded and the cuffs slapped on. Wesley figured this was it and he was going to the electric chair, he was dragged out of his home and paraded before the media as another local Don had been arrested and the media would gobble up the story.
He was charged with extortion, tax invasion, arson, assault, battery and multiple counts of premeditated murder; this seemed like the end for Wesley as he was going to fry in the chair and all the kings men and all the kings horses would never be able to get him out of the jam he was in. Though Wesley was about to be given a second chance at redemption, Japan had attacked America and we were about to enter the Second World War; Wesley’s lawyers were able to strike a deal near the middle of his trial to forgo capital punishment or prison if he would sign up for the Army and volunteer for the War. The District Attorney agreed and felt that it was a win win, if Reid survived the war he would be a patriot and changed man, if he was killed justice would be served and so would begin a new chapter in Wesley Reid’s life as he signed the document and would be shipped off to basic training and prepared to fight for America on the Western Front against Germany.
According to his service records he was within Europe fighting from 1942 to 1945, having been wounded multiple times and even earning multiple awards and medals for heroism and bravery, it seemed that Wesley had found his true purpose and that was being a solider and eventual officer as he put his criminal past behind him and never looked back. With his future uncertain and only the war before him Holmes would have only the fighting to focus on, he was part of the 82nd Airborne and a Paratrooper so he was always the first to be deployed into the front and dropped behind enemy lines, the survival rate for a Paratrooper was very low and risk did not out way the reward as Holmes would find out numerous times. All his years on the street and he would be slashed, beaten but never shot and never gravely wounded as he was within the war and the multiple times he was within the thick of it he would pray to Jesus to save his worthless soul and to let him return to the states not in a box.
Being part of the 82nd he was engaged in many of the wars greatest conflicts and that would include the D-Day invasion as the rest of the military was storming the beaches of Normandy he would be jumping out of a plane behind the lines to fight the Germans directly and storm the countryside. Now Holmes criminal past would still haunt him even when he was fighting for God and Country against the Nazi’s as he would gather many war trophies to send home and now most where not all that legal but back than the rules of engagement didn’t truly specify and many veterans of the Second World War would send home questionable goods and supplies. Though his biggest haul would be when he would be part of the unit that stormed Eagles Nest to capture Adolf Hitler, they would find gold, silver, weapons, jewels, money and other luxury items that was free for the grabbing and as well a dead Hitler from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
After the Nazi’s surrendered in 1945 Holmes’s sentence had been completed and he was a free man, able to return to Chi-Town and begin a normal life, though for Wesley he felt that he needed to leave Chicago behind him and having befriended another within his unit Albert Schwartz who hailed from Detroit but was re-enlisting and being stationed within the Emerald City at Fort Lewis, Holmes would feel that his time as a solider was not done and he would as well once again put pen to paper and request to be stationed at Fort Lewis along with his blood brother Schwartz.
Now back home in the States Reid would continue on as a paratrooper and solider for the United States Army and eventually he would earn his High School Diploma and eventually his Bachelors in Criminal Justice; thus raising him to the rank of Captain and putting him in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and this was where he would excel. Though little did Holmes know that he was not going to have a normal life and flowing through his blood was the early stages of the Immortality Program