In a show of true community support, the Timmins Police pulled together to raise $326 for a sick child. After one of several donation jars was stolen for Kyle Lecuyer, a three-year-old boy suffering from a form of leukemia, officers decided to take up a collection to replace it. Additionally, the Timmins Police Association chipped in, raising $250 in donations. Meanwhile 28-year-old Jennifer Larocque has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of the jar.
At a press conference today, the Timmins Police and Police Association presented the donations to three-year-old Kyle's grandfather, Joseph Lecuyer. Mike Fortin, president of the Timmins Police Association says the incident tugged at the heartstrings of all the officers and they pledged to do something to help beyond finding the suspect. Constable Rose Cecchini added after hearing about the theft, she set about taking the collection and other officers were only too happy to contribute. Currently Kyle has undergone a stem-cell transplant and is resting comfortably. Doctors in the Hospital for Sick Children are waiting to see if Kyle's body will accept the donor cells. He has been on the donor list for several months now.