Canadian couple praise local police

A Canadian couple has praised the professionalism of police officers here, for the role they played in locating the wife’s 28 year old step-son.

Herb and Patricia Hildebrandt lauded the local cops in a letter to Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir.

The Canadian couple disclosed that they were vacationing here last month with Mrs. Hildebrandt’s son, Tyler Rouse, when the trio visited the Latille waterfall in Micoud.

They said although being asked by the owner to wait, they decided to walk on their own to find a swimming hole when the owner became sidetracked with business.

According to the letter to the Acting Police Commissioner, during the walk it was realized that the trek was too rough for Mrs. Hildebrandt who was at the time wearing only ‘flip flop’ slippers.

Mr. and Mrs. Hildebrandt said they returned to the main camp while Tyler forged ahead to find the swimming hole and go swimming.

The Hildebrandts said after Tyler did not return after about 1.5 hours and efforts were made by the owner of the facility and his staff to locate him, the Micoud police were notified.

They said Tyler, who had a tough year without employment and was dealing with minor depression, did not have a phone, wallet or money that they knew of.

The Canadian couple revealed there were ‘slight miscommunications’ preventing a quick resolution of the problem.

Tyler was eventually located at the home the family was renting, heading there after swimming for about an hour and failing to locate his mother and step-father.

“He made his way home thinking we would just meet him there,” the Hildebrandts wrote in their letter to Acting Commissioner Desir.

“ This lengthy letter is to advise you of the outstanding job Inspector Alcee and his men did in their efforts to located our son in spite of the miscommunication and minimal information on hand at that time.  Inspector Alcee and the many officers, and from our understanding, private citizens and volunteers, maintained a very large search area from Latille falls to Micoud through Vieux Fort and Laborie until Inspector Alcee directed  the SSU to drive us to Laborie and make a direct search, locating Tyler,” they said.

The couple noted that even the Laborie police, who had received bad information, acted on that information as best they could, doing a town wide search.

The Hildebrandts said they were “extremely impressed” with the professionalism of the police officers involved and the genuine concern for their son by the people of Laborie and Micoud.

Mr. Hildebrandt said he personally would like to thank the female officers involved who had direct contact with his wife both at Micoud station and one SSU female officer who was part of the escort.

“They consoled my wife at a time of uncertainty and kept her from having a total breakdown in a time of crisis,” he declared.

Hildebrandt said he and his wife do not like to visit the same place twice, as the earth is a big planet.

But he stated that Saint Lucia has just made the couple’s exception list.


  1. 758
    March 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Good news in the news is rare – WELL DONE RSLPF.

  2. Gerald
    March 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Eventually – Some Good News! It really helps to calm the rattled nerves on the island.

  3. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Meanwhile locals wait for months to get police to do anything.

    1. Bob
      March 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Now this is news

    2. Bob
      March 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      You must be a fffff Labour nothing satisfied you guys

  4. Uncle Sejay
    March 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I just knew that an idiot would spoil the good that the police did and is doing by saying something stupid any ways well done my brothers and sisters of the royal saint lucia police force keep doing such a great job

  5. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Good job Officers, love you guys
    There are good cops on the force

  6. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    It sad ,but it happy to know that he was found OK.
    Thnk God cause he have a bad taste in the Canadian mouth already .
    Remember the guy tht got kill in the time of jazz opening.

  7. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Great work Officers! Keep up the great work…. peace and love

  8. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Great work. Praise God

  9. Gigi
    March 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Awwww this is beautiful. I am so happy he was found and safe all along. I praise the family for their kind words to the police officers. Love a good read and happy ending.

  10. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Glad to here all is well.

  11. Policia
    March 12, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Wow we tryna make the usa like us again nice news..thanks god trump is the leader..we all get the point claiming praising and mother helen breast milk drying no nutrients smh

  12. MR COCO
    March 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    What was Tyler some kind of a retard ? He was 28 for christs sakes, why call the cops and waste their time. Oh maybe it was because Tyler was over due for a diaper change. smh.

    1. Calvin
      March 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Coco, you get an extra banana for lunch! It is truly wonderful to see the results of your zookeepers’ pioneering research and work in teaching a primate in captivity to type.

    2. Johnny Wishbone
      March 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Johnny says Praise Jah for rescuing this lad, andfor providing us with a great constabulary!

  13. young mind
    March 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Kudos to RSLPF!

  14. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Congrats to the Police just hope the same treatment is given to local as well

  15. Nacilia
    March 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    We are good people in St.Lucia.

  16. Harper puked again
    March 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Meet you at KFC at 8

  17. official tourguide ofbst.lucia
    March 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Hooray to rsplf….I salute micoud police….salute to the people of Micoud…St.Lucia remains beautiful and the people remain hospitable…let us work together for the betterment of us all and St.Lucia

  18. sharonterrell
    March 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Great job to our RSLPF,Kudos.

  19. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    This is great for the police …….but why can’t they respond with the same level of urgency for our locals they need to start treating every case like this not just foreigners or the wealthy in this country