Dear Editor:

What an amazing RCMP detachment you have in Invermere! Our family wishes to thank the members there for their amazing and much-appreciated help in a time of trouble.

Recently, our daughter had a serious accident trying to avoid a metal ladder on icy roads between Fairmont and Invermere. Her car spun out of control and flipped upside down in the ditch. It was dark and cold. An RCMP officer by the name of Cst. Peggy Bell (a true angel!) appeared to comfort and help my frightened daughter, who did not want to go to the hospital because she would not leave her dog, Penelope (a.k.a. Neppie). Peggy promised to look after Penelope and she did!

Peggy and fellow officers kept her warm, fed and cozy in the Invermere detachment. Peggy consulted a vet to determine Penelopes condition. Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac deemed Neppie the best-behaved prisoner weve ever had. Penelope got to ride in the cruiser and was reunited with her owner the next day.

Thank you so much to Invermere RCMP for your kindness in a very difficult situation when there was no one else to help. Truly an example of The Golden Rule in action… treat others the way you would like to be treated. Jessica and Penelope are eternally grateful.

Robert, Janice, Jessica and Penelope Johnson