A Canadian police officer is downplaying the praise he’s received for helping a disoriented American tourist get home safely.
Last Thursday, police received a call from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Jewel of the Sea.
According to the Victoria Police Department’s press release, a 65-year-old woman from Buffalo, New York, was reported missing when the ship left B.C.
Earlier that day, the woman left the ship and didn’t return. The ship’s crew had no choice but to continue on their way to Seattle, where the woman had already booked a flight home.
Police officers, including VicPD’s K9 officer Cst. Andre Almeida, were called in for help.
They learned from her husband that she has been recently displaying signs of dementia, and the search began for the missing woman.
Staff at the Fairmont Express hotel found her shortly after and she was immediately taken to the hospital for assessment.
That’s when Almeida decided to arrange a flight to Seattle so the woman could make her connection andRead More »from Canadian police officer buys plane ticket to help elderly woman get home