Prince George 2012-31030
2012-11-01 13:40 PDT
During the lunch hour of October 30th, 2012, the Prince George RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call that turned out to have an unusual ending.
The RCMP’s Operational Communications Centre received a 9-1-1 call just before 1:00 pm. The operator was not able to understand the person that made the call. In the interest of public safety, the operator dispatched a General Duty officer to attend the residence and ensure everything was fine. Constable Jeremiah Walker attended the residence off North Nechako Road to investigate.
After the officer failed to get a response when he knocked on the door, he entered the residence and announced
police, anyone here. Cst. Walker heard a reply from a bedroom in the residence. He found an elderly woman in bed with obvious health issues.
The woman explained that she was bed ridden and was trying to contact her husband, who had gone out. When she was unable to reach him, the service directed her to the 9-1-1 centre. She said that she was otherwise fine, but was hungry. Learning that it would be a couple hours before her husband would likely return, Cst. Walker asked the 75 year old if it would be ok if he made her something to eat. The woman consented, adding that she would like some cheese and crackers. Cst. Walker headed to the kitchen returning a few minutes later with cheese slices and crackers.
After ensuring the woman no longer needed his help, the officer said goodbye and left the residence.
When asked about the file afterword, a humbled Cst. Walker stated
She was hungry, I didn’t feel right about leaving her without getting her some food. She wanted cheese and crackers, so I got her some cheese and crackers. I’m just glad I could help.
Upon returning to the residence, the husband was told of the events and called the RCMP to express his gratitude to the officer.
Originally from Vernon, BC, Cst. Walker was posted to Prince George from the RCMP Training Academy three years ago. Previous to joining the RCMP he was enrolled in a Culinary Arts Program.
Cpl. Craig Douglass
Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
Office: 250-561-3321 Cell: 250-640-1758