Please don’t phone 911 to report the earthquake. Please do not tie up our 911 resources #yyj
Often policing isn’t about the big chase or the well-publicized arrest. It’s often about the little things that can make all the difference in someone’s life. Earlier this week two of our officers were dispatched to an “Assist General Public” call. The caller was an elderly veteran with limited mobility. This gentleman had an arrangement with his neighbour in which his neighbour would bring him ground coffee for his day. When he couldn’t reach his neighbour as arranged, this 86 year-old man became worried and called us. Our dispatched officers met with the caller and discovered that no harm had come to the neighbour, who was simply not at home. Not content to leave an older gentleman, who had served his country in uniform, alone on a cold day without a cup of coffee these two officers took it upon themselves to go to the store, purchase and grind some coffee and bring it back to the caller. When they returned, they refused payment the man offered them. The gentleman rose to his feet and shook both their hands. This excellent work is an example of how sometimes a simple act is all it takes to make a difference.