Three RCMP officers were killed and two wounded by a worse than worthless piece of humanity who set out to "bag himself some cops". I really think we need to re-institute the death penalty.
young days, I was a physician to the RCMP and for years looked after
Regina RCMP establishment, one of the two major training centres in
Canada. One of my responsibilities was doing physicals on
prospective recruits and then looking after them during their tough
training period. ( I have written an amusing piece about that
elsewhere). During many years of association with the Force, I was
almost always impressed with the quality and dedication of these young
Many of them had wanted to be RCMP officers since they were in
school. Most of these men (and now women) know they may be putting
their lives on the line.
So, when I read about Justin
Bourque coming out of his hole, unarmed, with his hands up and saying "I
am done", I knew it was time to bring back the death penalty.
Three young police officers have been deprived of their lives, two
more seriously injured, family and children deprived of father and
husband, and I grieve for them, while this monster will lead a rather comfortable life in the relative luxury of a modern Canadian prison.