Took the last 2 weeks away from being online much. The regimental funeral on Monday was the turning page for me come bed time, told myself when I woke up Tuesday it was time to pony up.
I just wanted to apologize - some of my initials facts were wrong, when I was trying to clear up some things on here shortly after it happened (when some of the details were still hazy.)
I was working that night, but still ended up getting some things incorrect - which I then posted on this thread when I was trying to ease some of the initial confusion. (I’ve never been involved on this type of call before, and nobody involved was still alive, minus the mother who was in critical condition at the time. I think mentally I was in shock but I hadn’t quite accepted it yet)
I did want to say a big genuine Thank You to the Army.ca community
Whether it’s the genuine, real concern the members on here have when they hear of news like this. The gestures and donations of good wishes, and support for the law enforcement community which various members do in their own ways, it’s meant a lot to the EPS & hasn’t gone remotely unnoticed.
On Monday I was intensely
moved when I saw how many citizens lined the streets, and how many people came out from the office buildings & nearby businesses to pay their respects as the procession passed.
While at the service, I even met some members from NYPD & Sarasota PD (Florida, I may have the spelling wrong) who had flown in for the week just to show their support…when I say I was intensely moved by that, it’s an understatement.
Thanks again guys & gals for always being a welcome distraction throughout my days, boosting my mood when needed, and the well natured ribbing that gets thrown around as we find a way to derail every single thread we can
And in keeping with trying to keep my post on topic…
I always stop (if I see it coming soon enough) a wee ways back & try to keep the outside lane clear of traffic. Although I have found Alberta drivers to be pretty darn good overall at changing lanes & slowing right down when passing emergency vehicles (even if it was just because they didn’t know what the laws were so they slowed down out of caution)