Re: Young dog left overheating in West Shore RCMP vehicle, News, July 13, 2011.
The whole situation that took place with the officer leaving his working dog in a hot vehicle for many hours is both disturbing and disgraceful.
But we have to look deeper into the story.
As a taxpayer, I would like to hear from his superiors, how it is possible that any public servant has enough guts to use vehicles, that we are paying for, for their personal enjoyment or transportation.
At the same time, I hope that was not on working hours as he spent the day fishing.
There really is no excuse, and I know there will be an attempt at a sympathy story, or cover up, but we know better. It would be nice to hear an honest explanation.
After all, we are all “his bosses,” and we are paying him quite well for the job he is assigned.
If an employee of mine were to be caught using my business vehicle for enjoyment, or casual driving, I would fire him on the spot.
But I guess in the case of this officer, it’s OK to take an ambulance, a fire truck, a police cruiser, perhaps even a city bus, for a family road trip.