One of Winnipeg’s finest
This is a special mention to Const. Jeff Lesuk, a member of Winnipeg’s police force. I truly believe he was my guardian angel who came into my life for a very short time.
It was the Friday of the July 1 weekend. One of our stops was Costco on Regent Avenue. After shopping, we loaded the vehicle, quickly getting out of the way for a car waiting for our parking spot.
My friend grabbed our cart, placed it on the boulevard and off we went, our thoughts filled with things to accomplish before my friend’s upcoming move out of Manitoba. Neither of us thought to look in the cart’s basket.
We live in the same complex and as we were unloading our goods, it was evident my purse wasn’t with us. My friend called my cell number just in case we were missing the obvious. No cell, no purse.
A few years ago in Ottawa, my wallet was lost and not turned in. It took months to replace everything, never mind trying to arrange for a single piece of identification to fly home to Winnipeg the next day.
That experience was foremost in my mind as we drove back to Costco, my friend on her phone to customer service, hoping a purse had been turned in. We both had big smiles when we heard the magic word — yes!
Thank you to Costco for taking good care of my property and to the gentleman in customer service who checked that I was indeed the owner. That was very much appreciated.
Const. Lesuk left his business card peeking out of a front purse pocket. When we spoke, he asked if everything in my purse was in order. All was exactly as I’d left it.
People such as this constable are a huge credit to our city. He is truly a man of integrity. I’m very grateful he’s one of Winnipeg’s finest, and he will always be appreciated.