Motorcyclists participating in the sixth annual memorial ride from the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby to the Afghanistan monument at Maple Grove Education Centre in Hebron received reassuring news during a ceremony honouring fallen veterans and their families. View the full article at the Digby County Courier.
If you’re in the city killing time prior to coming to RPR’d open house in the afternoon , stop by Granite Springs and say Hi to Pete, Bobby, Sean, Mark and the others!I'm very proud to say that I will be in Nova Scotia attending this event. Thank you Bobby MacKenzie for all your hard work. I'm excited to be able to come join my teammates, Sean Conohan, Kevin Davison and David Wilson. I would love to see a huge amount of support for all of the hard Bobby has done and is doing . 🏌️♂️🏌️♂️🏌️♂️🏌️♂️ ... See MoreSee Less
Rally Point Retreat shared Police Canada's photo.
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This lesson applies to all who far too often are placing themselves in harms way, risking life and limb for total strangers and running towards danger when others are running from the danger and those who keep danger off the streets and in the cells.
Thank you for thinking more of others safety than your own, but please buddy check!From @la_5_o
This the cover of my union’s magazine. It’s raw. It hits hard. Some have called it offensive. But it was also the reality for 140 police officers last year. More cops died of suicide in 2017 (140) than were murdered (46) or killed in the line of duty (129). Police pages (my own included) talk about tactics, self-defense and physical fitness. But hardly any discuss the most prolific danger of all to police: suicide.
Why? Is it that uncomfortable to talk about? Believe me, as an attendee of many, it’s more uncomfortable to be at an officer’s funeral.
Two personal stories: 1 - about 10 years ago I walked into a spot for lunch. Inside was a friend and fellow cop who worked SOE Division. We had been boots together, and although not terribly close since, we had seen each other at backups and “big” calls, etc.
Although he seemed his usual upbeat, energetic self, it just seemed a little, idk, “forced”. After 10 mins, he paid his bill (I found out later, mine too) and left.
He killed himself the next day. RIP RM, I miss you bro.
2 - I was Chris Dorner’s first TO. He was actually one of the better boots I ever trained. Humble, eager and physically capable. Later after I made Sergeant, I heard he was struggling. He reached out to me a cpl times, but as a new Sgt in a busy division, I prob didn’t give his inquiries the attention they deserved. In hindsight, his emails grew angrier each time, but I guess I just interpreted them as frustration instead. He eventually lost his mind and murdered 4 innocent ppl, injuring 3 others. Shocking and unacceptable by him.
The similarity in each of these incidents is that I said nothing. Idk whether saying anything would’ve saved my friend or the ppl Dorner killed, but it could’ve? As cops, we’re trained observers. We’re adept at noticing when something isn’t right. Please, apply that to your personal contacts as well as your professional ones, and if something is off, SAY SOMETHING. You might just end up saving lives.
I’m humbly asking you to tag another cop. Doing so doesn’t mean you think they’re suicidal, just that you’re spreading awareness for this terribly important topic.
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