Officers step in to assist exhausted mother – by mowing her garden


When a mother with a high-needs teen was having a really making an attempt day earlier this month, Ottawa law enforcement officials went past the decision of responsibility to assist, together with mowing the girl’s garden.

Constables Genevieve Bolduc and Lisa Beaucage had been dispatched Sept. eight when the 18-year-old broke two home windows of the household van in a west-end car parking zone throughout an outing.

Bolduc and Beaucage, who’d been referred to as to assist the household earlier than, helped calm the younger man, who has a incapacity, and spoke to his “clearly exhausted” mother.

The officers cleaned up the glass and escorted mom and son dwelling to verify they had been protected.

Because the officers pulled as much as their dwelling on a well-kept avenue, they might see that the garden wanted mowing. The mother defined that her mower had damaged two months earlier than however she’d been too busy to take care of it.

Whereas Beaucage, who “has expertise in small engine restore,” found out what half was wanted to repair the machine, Bolduc borrowed a neighbour’s mower.

Inside 15 minutes, it was completed.

“It was a small gesture, however she felt like she was being supported,” Bolduc mentioned. “She was crying once we first noticed her and by the point we left, she was laughing.


Ottawa police Const. Genevieve Bolduc

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