Letter: Police do difficult job

To the editor:

Quite a few years ago I had the privilege of watching the RCMP Musical Ride. Last Nov. 11 I was at the Remembrance Day ceremony. When I saw the Mounties march in. It always gives me a feeling of pride to be a Canadian.

As far as the Robert Dziekanski situation, it is unfortunate that he died because of being tazered, but in light of what happened in Mayerthorpe how else did anyone expect the officers to act after the way he was behaving.

A few nights ago I was watching the APTN news which told of a Mountie who got burned himself trying to rescue somebody from a fire. 

As a senior living alone they give an excellent service to me by checking on me to see if I am OK.

It has been said before they have a dangerous and thankless job to do. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. In the words of Gilbert and Sullivan: “A policeman’s lot is not a happy one.”

It would be a sad day to see the Mounties go.

M. J. Masson,