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Kamloops cop to the rescue when powered wheelchair breaks down

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, Kamloops RCMP Const. Sukhdeep Toor pushed a man more than six blocks in a broken down, power wheelchair to get him home safely.
February 20, 2017 - 1:45 PM

KAMLOOPS - Last Friday RCMP rushed out to a scene, but not for what you'd think.

Sometimes officers are called out not to arrest, but to lend a helping hand and that's exactly what Const. Sukhdeep Toor did Friday, Feb. 17, for a man stuck in a broken wheelchair, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a release.

A bus driver saw a man in a powered wheelchair who appeared to be having trouble, Shelkie says.

The bus driver called police and told them the man appeared to be stranded. When Toor responded to the call, the man told him that his wheelchair was broken and he was stuck.

The man had no family to call and no money for a cab, and Toor realized the wheelchair would not fit in his police cruiser so he couldn't give him a ride home.

Shelkie says Toor pushed the man in the wheelchair through slushy sidewalks more than six blocks to get him home safely.

“This man just needed a helping hand,” Toor says. “I was glad to help him get home safely.”

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