Thanks to an RCMP Officer

I would like to say a thank you to one of your off duty police officers after I watched how he was treated by a man parking

Dear Editor,

I would like to say a thank you to one of your off duty police officers after I watched how he was treated by a man parking in a handicap stall.

On the weekend, I watched a vehicle pull in to a handicap parking stall at No Frills. The truck did not have any sticker or signs showing it had the right to park there. I watched the driver get out and walk like there were no health problems. I was a bit miffed and annoyed that yet another person took a handicap spot.

The officer pointed out to him it was a handicap parking spot and he needed to move. The man driving looked right at the officer, gave him the finger, then walked back to his truck, reached up in the sun visor of the truck and pulled out a blue handicap parking pass.

I would like him to know that I for one appreciate what he did speaking up for what is right and questioning that move. How often we see lazy uncaring people take advantage of that parking over whom it is rightfully meant for and we all just turn a blind eye and say nothing.

Now I watch a person defend a disability and he is abused by the very person it is meant for. Instead of saying thank you and “sorry for not putting the sign in my window” and showing some appreciation and understanding, the officer gets the finger.

I for one appreciate what you did sir and thank you. I will also thank you on behalf of the person who used the spot that gave you the finger because they were too lazy to display the sign and too caught up in themselves to realize you were defending their right to use that spot.

Thank you.

Jannette Wallace

Ponoka