Burnaby Mounties collect $4,000 at jail and bail cancer fundraiser

Burnaby’s top cop was tossed in the slammer last Friday afternoon for pushing chocolate at the local RCMP detachment.

Chief Supt. Deanne Burleigh was “arrested” at the detachment and hauled to Lougheed Town Centre, where she cooled her heels in a holding cell and waited for colleagues and members of the public to “bail” her out.

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It was all part of Burnaby RCMP’s annual Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail event in support of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast fundraiser, which funds pediatric cancer research and programs for children and families living with cancer.

This year’s jail and bail event, which also saw the arrest of Burnaby Board of Trade president and CEO Paul Holden, raised $4,000.

The Tour de Coast rides through Metro Vancouver from Sept. 19 to 27. This year’s Burnaby RCMP riders are Sgt. Tess Landry, Cpl. Daniela Panesar and Const. Thomas Walker.

To make a donation, find their fundraising pages at tinyurl.com/BurnabyRCMPCopsForCancer.

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