Letter: This Mountie got her man — a coffee


I was in line for coffee at a Tim Hortons drive-thru on Sept. 10.

In front of me was an RCMP cruiser driven by a young female police officer.

I saw her in her rearview mirror and wondered what would make a young woman want to become an officer.

She has a really tough job and I am sure she has to deal with some really miserable people and terrible situations during her day. I am sure it takes real patience and understanding to do her job.

When it was my turn to move up to the pick-up window, I offered my credit card to the attendant, but she told me the police officer had paid for my order.

I didn’t know what to say and I looked ahead to see where she was, but she was gone. What a nice and unexpected thing to do. She made my day.

I don’t know who she is, but I would just like to say thank you to her.

The next time she is behind me at Tim’s, I hope I can buy her a coffee. More importantly, I want to thank the officer for her service to our city.

We can always use more people with her attitude.

Mike Touhey


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