Five youth recognized by Cranbrook RCMP


2023-12-01 06:34 PST

File # 2023-9706

Five local youth have been recognized by the Cranbrook RCMP.

On October 18th, 2023, five Cranbrook youth noticed a young child walking along the railroad tracks unaccompanied. The youth worked together and were able to divert the child from the dangerous tracks.

The child was alone and was trying to walk to the store to find their mother, says Cst Katie Forgeron. The quick thinking of these youths ensured that the child was removed from the potential danger of the tracks.

The youths then called police and stayed with the child until help arrived.

Thankfully, we will never know what may have happened had this group not come by this child, adds Staff Sergeant Barry Graham. The group’s quick and compassionate response prevented a tragic outcome. Additionally, word of their inspirational deed spread quickly through Cranbrook detachment making each and every one of us incredibly proud of the community we serve.

Local youth 

On November 23, the five youth, Christeena Soles, Aurora Plante, Brodie Wall, Aleaya McKenzie and Elena Van Manen were each given Detachment Commanders Commendations in a ceremony held at the Cranbrook Detachment.

Released by:

Cst. K.P. Forgeron
Media Relations Officer
Cranbrook RCMP
31 11th Ave S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2N9
Office: 250-489-3471
Fax: 250-417-4211


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