A Calgary police officer’s “thank-you” note for an ice cream Pay It Forward is warming the hearts of Calgarians.
Here’s the constable’s response.
“Thank you to an anonymous motorist…..
Today I stopped in at a well-known ice cream establishment on Bowtrail SW for an overdue, and much needed, break. The anonymous occupants of the vehicle ahead of me paid for my meal and asked the staff member to pass along their thanks for the work we do. Although I was nobody’s hero today, law enforcement as a profession, has been challenged by recent events. With heightened vigilance and steadfast determination, we continue to stand up against those who would choose to victimize our friends, our neighbours, our families, our community.
Your gesture today, was intended to be a thank you to this organization. My wish, is that ‘our’ story will remind Calgarians that we rely on each other.
Thank you for your generosity and your show of support.
“The police are the public and the public are the police” – Sir Robert Peele
Signed- an equally anonymous Constable”
The post, from the Calgary Police Service’s Facebook page, has been liked more than a 1,000 times. – Sarah