Since the pandemic began, we've spent late nights and early mornings with a list of worries familiar to people the world over: which of our colleagues will end up in an ICU with COVID-19? Whose patient's or family member's or friend's life will be cut short by this pandemic? Whose grandparent will suffer neglect in long-term care?
The Mountie, who was never charged, has not worked since the mid-2000s. He's not the only RCMP officer who has been on paid sick leave for years.