Thanks to police for finding my son

On Feb. 4, my two-year-old son and dog went missing from our yard. Our gate was not latched properly.

On Feb. 4, my two-year-old son and dog went missing from our yard. Our gate was not latched properly.

After running around the neighbourhood frantically, I called 911.

Before I was even off the phone, three police cars were here and also they were on the highway behind our house stopping traffic! They had the police dog searching for them and found them down by the river! Just a boy and his dog going on our usual walking route!

I just want to send the hugest thank you to our police force! They were so organized and fast, and also kept this mom as calm as possible!

I want to say a special thank you to one police officer who is also a parent who told us to just look at the positive — he is home and it happens so easy! He made me stop beating myself up about thinking I was a bad parent and recounted his own story.

Again thank you so much to the Red Deer police! From a very, very thankful parent!

Mandy Borle

Red Deer