Summer’s not over, but I would chance a guess that our visitor’s list has been ink’d by more international-types than ever before.
Asia, UK, Australia, South Africa, and, of course, Canada.
Naturally, we have lots of visitors from Canada because one little known fact is that Maine is only a 15 to 20 minute drive from most Canadian provinces.
And here you were, wondering why it takes so long to get here from Pennsylvania.
Be cautious believing everything you read from the Interwebs.
We even had some folks who came live from Budokan.
Nope, it’s a cheap trick, no one came from Budokan.
But did I mention Canadians?
So, here is the story-
Officer Jordan Perry was working at the Luke Bryan concert back on Aug. 9. You might remember Perry from his epic Internet sensation debut a couple years ago when he brought Tessa (the Christmas miracle dog) back from Virginia by cruiser after traveling with Wreaths Across America. It’s a cool story.
Google the biscuits out of it.
Anywho, Jordan was working the concert venue when he was approached by Denis Bourque of St. Martins, New Brunswick.
Denis told Perry that he was a fan of our page, and that Canada honors us for the outreach, and the fact that we were kind and brought Tessa home at Christmas.
Denis then said, “I would love to meet those cops who brought Tessa back!” Jordan, who is rather shy, didn’t say anything at first. Then he decided to break the news to Denis that he was, in fact, one of the two officers who drove back the black and white wonder.
Denis became gleeful. Perry forgot to take a photo. I was dismayed.
Denis, a paramedic in New Brunswick, did stop by the station the following day and had his photo op with the Bangor Police Department Duck of Justice.
So, I had saved the photo as I have so many in backlog, but…Bourque’s lady-friend, Shannon sent me the photo again last night and asked if her man was ever going to have his picture on the page.
I am not going to be the guy who puts Bourque in the doghouse.
Here is his photo.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters for their service.
Today, our focus is on our Canadian sisters and brothers.
Thanks for driving down. Yeah, we know it’s a short ride. But we appreciate it.
Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.
We will be here.