As you may have heard, I will be leaving Ponoka and the RCMP, and starting a new career with Medicine Hat Police Service. I want to thank all the kind people of this community for the last four years. I have had the opportunity to meet and deal with many individuals in this town, and have made some great friends along the way.
I would also like to thank the other members of the Ponoka RCMP. Policing is a very difficult task, especially in a small community. We, as RCMP officers, have all personally dealt with the many tragedies that have occurred in this community and are trained to “grit our teeth” and move on, while remaining professional and withholding our emotions.
This choice in careers is very demanding, physically and emotionally, and I think you all do a great job and don’t necessarily receive the recognition you deserve.
Const. Brian Harper