Late Thursday evening was not much fun for a group of men hauling trailers.
Suffice it to say, the trailer went for a joy ride down the hill and ended up in the grass on the north side of St. Georges Ave., near the Birch St. guardrail.
Superior Media happened upon the scene as police were arriving. It’s one of those times a person might ask themself, “What in the sam hell happened?”
“The rear trailer became dislodged from the truck when the pin broke.” SSMPS Constable Sonny Spina told Saultonline. “Two officers attended at the scene until the ordeal was over around 11:30 pm.” A second vehicle was brought in and the trailer went on its merry way.
“All totalled, the whole incident took about 40 minutes.” said Spina.
Never a dull moment.
This is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the work that police forces do all across the province and country. While the above story can be safely filed under the “You know you’re from the Sault” category, not all stories are.
The simple truth – is that police officers are in many tenuous situations every day. Whichever force. Whichever community. Whichever rank or serial number.
If possible, take a few hours out of your day to watch the live stream of the funeral service for the two Fredericton Police Officers who were struck down in the line of duty. In Fredericton of all places. But that’s the sad point. It can happen anywhere.
In a strong show of support for a municipal police force in mourning, thousands of police officers and first responders from across the country are expected to attend a regimental funeral Saturday for Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.
Volunteers have been working steady on to meet police officers and delegations at airports and hotels – wherever and however they are arriving to Fredericton.
Martin Gaudet, Deputy Police Chief in Fredericton, said Wednesday, that “organizing the event is a monumental task as members of the force grieve the loss of constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns.”
Among those gathering at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton will be two officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. Constable Spina stated that “two members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service were already in transit” late this afternoon when I spoke with him.