Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
November XXIst, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
Just like current Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht is worried about a poorer response time on certain calls with police helicopters that are getting out of date & worn down due to flights having to start & end at St. Albert's airport (Villeneuve) rather than in downtown Edmonton proper, Sergeant Joe Friday of the Los Angeles Police Department is also worried about getting to a home where II sisters have gone missing. They have been presumed kidnapped due to the long time they have been gone from their home where they lived with their mother, a widow on a limited income. Sgt. Friday & the LAPD are facing a severe lack of manpower & squad cars this day due to multiple calls so officers cannot respond to the call for help as quickly. Also, if too many family & friends trample the scene of where the girls were last seen, evidence might get destroyed, thus delaying the officers arriving on scene from starting their investigation right away. This leads to valuable time time & that time is critical in the conducting of police business. It could mean that girls if found might be injured &/or dead as opposed to free of injury &/or alive.
"We'd gotten a call from a worried mother who reported her four year old twin girls missing. Hours had passed since we'd gotten the initial report. The children had failed to turn up; we had to find them."
Lets Get Rod That New Chopper,
Source: "Dragnet", C. National Broadcasting Company, A Mark VII Production.