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Griff asks Dr. Bonnie Henry to forgive failure to physically distance while catching suspect

Last Updated May 8, 2020 at 6:17 pm PDT

Griff, a police service dog, begs for forgiveness for breaking physical distancing rules. (Courtesy UFVRD RCMP)

Griff, a police service dog, hopes he can be forgiven for breaking physical distancing rules

While out on patrol, Griff came in close contact while catching a suspect and didn't have time to ask for permission

CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) — A member from Chilliwack RCMP is hoping Dr. Bonnie Henry can forgive him for breaking a public health order to catch a suspect.

After a recent break-in at the ranger station at Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, Griff, a police service dog with the RCMP, and his human partner were out on patrol in the area last weekend.

While nearby, they heard a loud bang coming from the station.

The pair went to investigate and police say they found a man apparently trying to break in.

Then, with no time to ask for permission, Griff broke physical distancing orders and came in a “close face-to-face” with the 46-year-old man.

“Proactive police work and PSD Griff highlight the continued dedicated efforts of all frontline police officers and staff of the Chilliwack RCMP,” says Rail. “From one hero to another, PSD Griff begs Dr. Bonnie Henry’s forgiveness for the social distancing faux paw, just this one time.”

The man was arrested and later released.

Charges are being recommended

If anyone sees anything suspicious, RCMP asks them to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.