The RCMP’s Operational Communications Centre received a 9-1-1 call just before 1:00 pm. The operator was not able to understand the person that made the call. In the interest of public safety, the operator dispatched a General Duty officer to attend the residence and ensure everything was fine. Constable Jeremiah Walker attended the residence off North Nechako Road to investigate.
After the officer failed to get a response when he knocked on the door, he entered the residence and announced “police, anyone here”. Cst. Walker heard a reply from a bedroom in the residence. He found an elderly woman in bed with obvious health issues.
The woman explained that she was bed ridden and was trying to contact her husband, who had gone out. When she was unable to reach him, the service directed her to the 9-1-1 centre. She said that she was otherwise fine, but was hungry. Learning that it would be a couple hours before her husband would likely return, Cst. Walker asked the 75 year old if it would be ok if he made her something to eat. The woman consented, adding that she would like some cheese and crackers. Cst. Walker headed to the kitchen returning a few minutes later with cheese slices and crackers.