One of Win­nipeg’s finest

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

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.

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