Congratulations to the Air-1 police helicopter crew for bringing international applause for the job they do.
The particular incident that resulted in the Aircrew of the Year Award for Constables Chris Anderson and Tyler Tebbutt involved a police pursuit of a couple of guys with a gun having a wild night covering everything from attempted home invasions to vehicle thefts to shoplifting to armed robbery to flying at high speed the wrong way on a one way.
In the end, as you’ve heard so many times, the air crew and the dog unit worked effectively together to teach a couple of bad guys that you can run but you can’t hide.
Well, done, again.
This story must be especially satisfying to the people of Edmonton and area who, encouraged by 630 CHED and Global Television and others, donated over two million dollars to buy a police helicopter 15 years ago, after the powers-that-be twice issued a refusal for approval.
It shows what can happen when dedicated citizens and dedicated police officers work together to make Edmonton a safer community.
Feel free to add your congratulations to mine, below.