Last week the RCMP held an event to thank the community of Onanole after an officer was shot in the line of duty last August.

Julie Courchaine with the RCMP says they recognized the efforts of residents in Onanole and the surrounding area.

“They went above and beyond in their assistance during a critical incident. The support the community gave us that day and the days after was absolutely tremendous.”

Julie Courchaine says over 20 people received an RCMP certificate of appreciation for various actions.

“From giving food, lodging to our members that were coming up to relieve other members, to opening up a gas station in the middle of the night so our police vehicles could continue to run as we were still searching for suspects. There was absolutely no shortage of help that terrible evening and so the RCMP wanted to do something to show thanks and appreciation, which is why we had that event at the Onanole Rec Centre.”