RCMP Seeks Public Help Identifying Suspect in Officer Hit-and-Run Incident


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are appealing to the public to assist in identifying an individual involved in an early Sunday morning hit-and-run incident that targeted an officer in North River, N.S.

The events unfolded when an off-duty officer of the Colchester County District RCMP noted a suspiciously parked school bus on Highway 311 as he was making his way home at around 3.20 a.m. Sunday. The officer, acting on his instinct, decided to pull over to investigate.

Upon leaving his car, the officer was approached by a man who denied ownership of the bus and failed to identify himself, promptly absconding on foot.

Pursuing the fleeing man, the officer was unexpectedly hit by a vehicle driven by another unknown individual. Despite the impact, the officer managed to seek refuge behind the bus as the man on foot scrambled into the same vehicle, making a second attempt to strike him down.

With the officer sustaining severe injuries from this brazen assault, Emergency Health Services were summoned to transport him to the hospital.

The RCMP have provided a description of the vehicle involved in the attack as a dark-coloured sedan. However, the total number of passengers present in the car has yet to be ascertained.

In addition, the man who fled from the officer on foot has been described as a young man in his early 20s, with distinctive long blonde hair, shaved on the side and outfitted in dark clothing at the time of the incident. The RCMP implore anyone with information to come forward.

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Melinda Cochrane is a poet, teacher and fiction author. She is also the editor and publisher of The Inspired Heart, a collection of international writers. Melinda also runs a publishing company, Melinda Cochrane International books for aspiring writers, based out Montreal, Quebec. Her publication credits include: The art of poetic inquiry, (Backalong Books), a novella, Desperate Freedom, (Brian Wrixon Books Canada), and 2 collections of poetry; The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat, (Backalong Books), and She’s an Island Poet, Desperate Freedom was on the bestseller's list for one week, and The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat is one of hope and encouragement for all those living in the social welfare system. She’s been published in online magazines such as, (regular writer for) ‘Life as a Human’, and Shannon Grissom’s magazine.


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