Re: RCMP criticized
I couldn’t believe what I was reading from Ms. Bridges (Jan. 13 RMO).
I can only praise the RCMP to the hilt for their actions. I have to believe that the people who daily put their lives at risk to give us the society we want to live in and raise our kids are acting in our best interests.
I think anyone who waves a gun in public is asking for trouble. Wave a gun at RCMP and you are in very serious trouble, possibly deadly. Those officers involved are to be thanked and supported.
For the rest of their lives they will have the memory of that day. The RCMP need our praise, support and encouragement for a terribly hard job. Thank goodness I didn’t have to make the decision they had to, but I am forever grateful that they are out there making these decisions for me.
It it way too easy these days to criticize when you were not there. Having a gun pointed at me is something I never want to face as I go about my work and life in Canmore. That the RCMP are there to protect me against this, is a wonderful thing.
To the writer Ms. Bridges, do you seriously think that when a person points a gun at the police, the police should shoot him in the legs or abdomen? That’s a suicidal thing to do. It’s not the movies you know, this is real life.
I believe that the silent majority are grateful to the Canmore detachment. We have only to look at the terrible events at Mayerthorpe to remember that RCMP officers have given their lives to protect us all.
Today, Canmore has made the news because a man waving a gun was shot by police. Thank goodness Canmore has not made the news because two RCMP officers were shot.