It is with my decision to retire in September of 2019 that the idea to join Coast to Coast in support of children fighting cancer felt like the perfect fit and perfect timing.
I have always tried to find ways to give back and make a difference. To be a change maker and help others who are struggling. Teaming up with Coast to Coast just felt right.
My first day as an RCMP officer was in a little town called Sechelt in British Columbia. On my first patrol a car went by me driven by a young kid, I thought was speeding. I stopped the vehicle and when I approached the car sitting on the dash was a radar detector. Growing up in Ontario I knew this was illegal. I told the driver he was getting a ticket. He said for what.? I reached in to grab the radar detector and show him but when I pulled it the power wire broke.
When I radioed to my trainer asking for the section to charge him for having an illegal radar detector he told me the section was “give it back” they are legal in BC.
So my first traffic stop cost me 12 dollars at the radio shack to buy the driver a new power wire.