Good for the officers- the serve and protect motto obviously means something to them. I wonder how they would have felt when they saw the man they saved - a person who was obviously mentally imbalanced or sick paraded in chains without his clothes and further humiliated at the Brantford Court house. Maybe swimming the polluted Mohawk is a better alternative then going through the Brantford justice system -whose bail procedure is conducted like a and has the attributes of a old fashioned slave market with freedom for sale to the highest bidder by the unorganized and harried practitioners.
Osprey Media. - Brantford Expositor: "Police officers dive in to rescue drowning truck driver
By Vincent Ball, expositor staff
Local News - Thursday, April 20, 2006 @ 01:00
Constables Mark Baxter and Chris Grantham braved the frigid, murky and heavily polluted waters of Mohawk Lake to save a city man.
�I think he had just about had it when we got to him. He had already gone under four or five times,� Baxter said Wednesday.
�When we pulled him ashore, he was pretty exhausted and he kept saying he couldn�t swim. He had all his clothes on, too, weighing him down.�
The two officers rescued a man who had driven a stolen pickup truck into the lake following a short police pursuit at about 6 p.m. Monday evening. The man was about 50 to 60 metres from shore and appeared to be swimming to the other side of the lake when the officers spotted him. "