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POLICE – Kamloops officer lends helping hand to wheelchair resident

Cst. Sukhdeep Toor lends a helping hand to resident in need of a push home.

Cst. Sukhdeep Toor lends a helping hand to resident in need of a push home.

Not every complaint that a police officer is called to involves catching a criminal; sometimes it’s just problem solving and lending a helping hand.  Cst. Sukhdeep Toor found that out when he was dispatched to a broken-down wheelchair.

On Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) a transit bus driver noticed that a man in a power wheelchair appeared to be having difficulty.  Suspecting he might be stranded, the driver notified the police.  When Cst. Toor arrived on the scene, the man in the wheelchair told him the motor on his chair had broken.

The disabled man had no family to call and no money for a cab.  Cst. Toor soon realized that he wouldn’t be able to fit the wheelchair into his police car to take the man home.  So Cst. Toor asked where the man lived and pushed him in his wheelchair more than six blocks to his residence.

“This man just needed a helping hand,” said Cst. Toor. “I was glad to help him get home safely.”

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

2 Comments on POLICE – Kamloops officer lends helping hand to wheelchair resident

  1. Awesome !!

  2. Well done Constable Toor! Kudos to the Kamloops Transit driver as well. This is what a caring community is all about.

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