On February 1st I had the pleasure of attending, as Acting Mayor, as Mayor Morrison had conflicting commitments, a retirement dinner for OPP Staff Sergeant Greg Sweeney. It was great to hear the stories about the positive impacts he has made in his career.
Just 2 days later, on February 3rd, I found myself at a Press Conference where details surrounding the identification, dismantling and arrests (over 30 of them) of a local drug ring were released. Disturbingly the majority of people charged lived in Caledon.
The incident reminded me that evil resides everywhere. I was surprised, disappointed, angry, relieved and grateful.
Surprised that this type of activity can go on even in a community like Caledon. Disappointed that some people feel their best option is to sell (or take) illegal drugs. Angry that our residents, especially our youth, had been put in harm’s way. Relieved that the arrests had happened without incident or injury. Grateful to our OPP who acted without regard for their own safety to identify, track (for almost a year) and ultimately make multiple simultaneous arrests and dismantle this drug ring, so that you and I and our families can go about our day more safely.
So the next time you see an OPP cruiser drive by I hope you’ll think about this……remember it is them, who stand guard, doing their utmost to keep Caledon a safe community.