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Police acted quickly, professionally

Editor: I would like to say thank you for the fantastic performance by several RCMP officers, whose names I didn’t even catch, for helping to find my six-year-old daughter on Tuesday, April 17.

My mother-in-law picked up my daughter from her school around 2:30 p.m. On the way home, my daughter met one of her classmates and ran to her home without advising my mother-in-law.

Grandmother couldn’t catch up with my daughter and guessed she was on the way home. She was shocked after she entered the house, and realized she had lost the little girl.

Grandmother can’t speak or understand English, so she had to call my wife and wait for her. After contacting some close friends and getting no information about my daughter, my wife decided to call police to get help.

Several officers got to our home shortly after my wife’s call. They searched our neighbourhood — our house, my daughter’s friends’ home, and my daughter’s school — quickly and professionally.

They also told my wife a police helicopter was helping in the air. At last, with the help from a parent of my daughter’s friend, officers found my daughter in her friend’s home. The officers involved were professional, courteous and helped to put all our family members at ease.

Again, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the RCMP.  Although we didn’t catch your names after you brought my daughter home safely, we believe our neighborhood, our city, and our country will be a better and safer place, due to your hard and professional work.

William Xie


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