Kamloops hospital staff receive thank you and a gift for care of Cpl. Michaud

Royal Inland Hospital administrator Carol Laberge, right, examines print given to the hospital by Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2015.
Image Credit: Interior Health Authority via Facebook

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops RCMP thanked staff at the Royal Inland Hospital today, Jan. 28, for the care Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud received after being shot in 2014.

Cpl. Michaud and Supt. Brad Mueller presented hospital staff with a print of Mounties in High Browns and Red Serge.

“Thank you is what you say to someone who holds the door for you, or gives you a coffee; but it is not enough to say to all of you, who saved my life,” Cpl. Michaud says in a media release.

“On behalf of the Kamloops RCMP Detachment, we thank you for everything you have done for J.R. and his family, the support you provide to the RCMP, and the great work that you do each day,” Supt. Mueller says in the release.

Staff in emergency, the operating room and intensive care unit were part of the team who saved Michaud’s life after he was shot when he pulled a car over.

“We rely on the RCMP to keep us safe, not only in the community, but in our hospital,” the hospital's chief of staff Dr. Simon Treissman says in the release. “We were honoured to serve you in your time of greatest need.”

Michaud was shot after pulling a sedan over in Batchelaor Heights early Dec. 3, 2014. He has recently returned to work with the RCMP in an administrative role.

Kenneth Michael Knutson is facing several charges this spring related to the incident, including attempted murder.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin at bkergin@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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