Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 26, 2013

Cops and Robbers in Our Small Town

I had just picked up our youngest grand kid from preschool and got to our son's place when a call came in from the school that all schools were in lock down. Our oldest grand son had just gone back to his school, and a check from my son confirmed that all schools were in lock down.

It appears that a couple of folks at the courthouse jumped a sheriff, grabbed his gun and shot him. The RCMP were pretty fast in collaring him, but it appears that a bunch of shots were fired. No details on the state of the sheriff or outcome other than the lock down was lifted after about an hour. Had I been at home, I would have locked the doors and loaded up the 12 gauge with some buck shot. 

Who would have guessed this would happen in small town Whitecourt!

Update: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/two-in-custody-after-alberta-sheriff-shot-at-whitecourt-law-courts-1.1172707#commentsForm-373087

On a lighter note, I took the opportunity to do a photo shoot of Garfield aka Chunk while I was waiting. This is a cat that thinks he is a dog, who plays with a very large Lab, and who tolerates being treated as a chew toy.

 It's hard to see, but there are 6 toes on each foot!

Another great day, but no opportunity to ride. Maybe tomorrow!


10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

he's a hemingway cat! :)

we had something similar in our small town almost a month ago. an asst. da was shot on his way into the courthouse one morning. died. no leads. big reward offered. terribly sad. the entire town square and schools were on lockdown for most of the day. very unheard of for smalltownland...

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Yikes - you just never think these things will happen. I hope your sheriff is okay. I remember the incident Teresa mentions. It's so sad. On a more positive note - your cat is beautiful - there is something in his face that tells me he's really a puppy.

Gail said...

yes, it happens. Sad but true. Glad I'm armed.

Great cat.

S. Etole said...

What a pretty kitty.

The world has certainly changed.

joyce said...

scary stuff.....you don't think of that happening here in Canada as much, but it does. I imagine I'll be seeing it on tonight's news.

Michelle said...

Texwisgirl is right! He is a Hemingway cat! Outstanding!

Sad to hear of tragedy in your small town. Always unsettling to think that we are not immune to these things.

Terry said...

So sorry that happened. I hope the grand kids aren't too upset.
Neat kitty!

peihome said...

That is scary. I'd have locked myself up the house too, if someone was on the loose!
Cute kitty! I wish mine would play with the doggies. I've always had a soft spot for ginger cats.

Bev said...

Wow...look what we are missing!! Funny we NEVER hear ANY Canadian news down here!

Ian Holland said...

Never heard of a Hemmingway cat!

Here is a link that explains what it is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat