WINNIPEG – Winnipeg’s police officers are hurting for their comrades in Dallas, too.
That’s the message from the President of the Winnipeg Police Association.
Mo Sabourin says he worries about the level of anger some feel towards the police in the US.
“We see that the confidence in the police is beginning to slip because of all of these different protests and groups that are cultivating anger against the police. I don’t think we see that degree in Canada, but we slowly will see that coming north of the border,” said Sabourin.
That certainly wasn’t the case today, though, as officers here were treated with a gift.
A young man left these flowers and note at our station. The WPS sincerely appreciates the gesture.Thank you. pic.twitter.com/wUtz4vfSo6
— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) July 8, 2016
One way he feels our force is combating this type of thing is by having one of the most diverse forces in North America.
“I think our service should reflect, percentage-wise the visible minorities, religion, so on, so forth. And I think that’s one of the best ways to prevent what’s happening in the States,” Sabourin added.
He says officers are trained to be vigilant against any possible danger they may face on the job.