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Letter: Thank you to Lake Louise RCMP

Editor: I have a heartwarming thing to share. I am a hitchhiker and I travel frequently between home in the Okanagan and Calgary. So, I'm coming back home from Calgary Saturday (Nov.
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Editor: 

I have a heartwarming thing to share. 

I am a hitchhiker and I travel frequently between home in the Okanagan and Calgary. So, I'm coming back home from Calgary Saturday (Nov. 16) and I get stuck in Lake Louise at a time it's too dark to be standing on a cold highway.

I find a bus stop that's sheltered so I won't get snowed on, still outside though. After a number of hours and a short call as a plea for help, an officer arrived.

She stopped, questioned me and I'd even requested sleeping in city cells for the night instead of freezing in the cold while I wait for sunlight in the morning.

She declined my idea and instead brought me from Lake Louise back to Banff.

She took me inside downtown McDonald's (open 24/7). Once inside she ordered me a meal, a coffee, and gave me her best wishes on getting home.

So I sit inside McDonald's eating my provided meal from a RCMP officer, writing you this. This is my thanks to that officer for opening a gold heart instead of turning away.

Thank you officer, for the meal, the ride to warmth, and understanding my situation without judgement. It is appreciated and respected. 

My best wishes to this young lady who became an officer for good, I hope your career takes you far.

Brad Archie-Kriwtschenko,

Calgary



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