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Still no signs of Kelowna's Const. Warren Ning, but police have backup

Const. Warren Ning is seen in this January, 2019 RCMP photo before he mysteriously disappeared.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Kelowna RCMP
March 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

KELOWNA - Const. Warren Ning, the fresh-faced cardboard cut-out rookie born to warn speedsters, has been missing for two months, but you'd be hard pressed to notice his absence. The Kelowna RCMP have replacements.

Ning was a life-sized cut-out model hopefully close enough to the real thing to slow down drivers. While he was stolen from his post mere days after he started, the RCMP didn't grieve long before printing out others, according to Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey. If he/she/it/they have names, he didn't share. 

In an email, O'Donaghey said cut-outs of Warren Ning are rotated across Kelowna as part of a traffic calming initiative at Central Okanagan schools.

But what became of the original? He was posted in front of A.S. Matheson Elementary School on Gordon Drive on Monday, Jan. 14 and was gone by Thursday.

You might have expected to see photos of the two-dimensional officer on social media, but so far his whereabouts remain a mystery. 

He is still over the (very) thin blue line so O'Donaghey said they're still looking any trace of the upstanding officer.

"RCMP are still interested in any tip information from the public about this theft or the cutout's current location," he said in an email.

Anyone with information on this cardboard cop's location can call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

In the meantime, you spot his replacements in a school zone near you.

Const. Warren Ning with the Kelowna RCMP's municipal traffic section is pictured monitoring drivers in a city school zone.
Const. Warren Ning with the Kelowna RCMP's municipal traffic section is pictured monitoring drivers in a city school zone.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Kelowna RCMP

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