Coquitlam Mountie does a wellness check and ends up buying shoes

Coquitlam, This Is What We Do, This Is Who We Are

2020-07-30 09:41 PDT

File # 2020-19353

 A Coquitlam Mountie bought a pair of shoes, much like this pair, when she met a man who needed a wellness check

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Here’s a wellness check that went well.

On July 23, 2020, a Coquitlam RCMP Traffic Enforcement Officer was in the middle of writing a ticket on the Mary Hill Bypass, Port Coquitlam, when she saw a man walking by with no shoes. The veteran Constable finished her traffic stop and tracked the man down.

The man with no shoes hadn’t done anything wrong, but the police officer wanted to make sure he was well. The man told her he was trying to get home to Mount Currie, but since he’d lost his real shoes, he was now in a fair bit of pain from using an old sweatshirt on his feet. The police officer offered to buy him a pair of shoes from a local second-hand store. The man accepted, and after getting a ride to the store and a pair of shoes and socks, agreed to go to the hospital to get checked out for a variety of medical issues.

The police officer does not want to be identified. She did not tell anyone about the shoes, but her supervisor found out and wanted more people to hear the story. Even though we can’t always solve problems this way, this is one example of a police officer just trying to do the right thing.

Stay safe and be kind.

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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