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May 31, 2019
Police duck out of trouble
The RCMP have been working tirelessly to protect our communities. They played a vital role in the smooth evacuation of High Level and have continued to assist with evacuations in other communities. Officers are patrolling around the clock, monitoring barricades, supporting evacuation centres and doing their regular duties. Yet they still found time to assist Fish and Wildlife with a few lost goslings. Cpl Sue Harvey told the story.
“While on patrol I came across a little gosling. I requested help from Alberta Fish and Wildlife because I figured they were the best people to assist. Within a few minutes, I found myself surrounded by a slew of Fish and Wildlife officers and police vehicles, as everyone was curious as to what was going on. A short search and rescue mission – completed by our impromptu "integrated task force" – located another 7 goslings in the immediate area with no mama goose in sight. At the advice of our Fish and Wildlife partners, our local animal control took custody of our wayward baby geese, and found another mama goose to help foster them, and hopefully adopt them fully.
“The best part of the whole thing is: this group of tough cops were trying to act all cool, but when I asked if they wanted to get a picture with them, they got excited like a group of kids.”