Claim: A Canadian policeman was suspended after traveling to New York to help search for survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Symington's experiences in recent weeks may have demonstrated the truth of the maxim that "no good deed goes unpunished."
Symington, a 35-year-old officer with the Halifax, Nova Scotia, regional police service, drove to New York with a retired police dog named Trakr on
One small problem: Symington, a 13-year veteran of the force, has been on medical leave since June with an elbow problem (and has also reported problems with job-related stress). He was spotted on television aiding rescue efforts in New York, and when he returned to Halifax, he was suspended from his position.
Last updated: 8 March 2008