Thankful for helpful response in emergency

The people of Hope have a lot to be proud of in its RCMP as well as the good people who live in the surrounding area

On March 8, a friend and I were travelling south from 70 Mile House when her truck caught on fire three kilometres north of Yale.

A gentleman behind us tried desperately to get our attention and when we finally pulled over he stopped to help put it out – thank you to Harry Christie from Boston Bar.

While he was trying to extinguish the fire a woman stopped to see if we needed her to go for help. We did, and she did.

Thank you to Pheonex Risingstar and her granddaughter from Lytton, who also helped us remove valuables from the trailer we were towing.

The fire was out of control. Three crew members from Canadian Pacific Rail stopped to help. A huge thank you to Matt Rhoades, Luigi Talarico and Shawn Westerland who went above and beyond to keep the truck fire under control, and save the trailer and its contents.

Thank you to CP Rail’s Vic Tome, who encourages his crew to be so kind and helpful.

Last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to RCMP officer Ryan Fillimore who attended the scene and kept everyone safe, stayed with us until the truck and trailer could be towed and saw us safely to Hope to get a room and something to eat.

The people of Hope have a lot to be proud of in its RCMP as well as the good people who live in the surrounding area. Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart.

Tammy McConnell

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