Longtime Kamloops RCMP volunteer retires

By James Peters
May 6, 2016 - 11:32am Updated: May 6, 2016 - 12:15pm

KAMLOOPS — The local RCMP detachment has honoured a longtime auxiliary constable who retired this month after dedicating more than half his life to the program.

Corporal Shelkie says Don Torry likely would not have retired, but on Saturday he turned 70, the mandatory retirement age for the auxiliary program.

Shelkie says over 39 years, Torry volunteered 12,555 hours as an auxiliary.

"The fact that someone has stuck with the program for 39 years, and then not only that, but it's 160 hours that are required per year, and he did more than double that. He is a volunteer extraordinaire times two, in my opinion," Cpl. Shelkie told CFJC Today. 

Shelkie says Torry will now join the detachment's volunteer program, allowing him to continue with activities like business security checks.

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