Officer on the mend

After being critically injured by a gunman in Kamloops on Dec. 3, Cpl. Michaud is awake in Royal Inland Hospital and talking to family.

Cpl. J.R. Michaud

Cpl. J.R. Michaud

RCMP Cpl. J.R. Michaud continues to improve in Royal Inland Hospital after being shot multiple times while on patrol in Kamloops in the early hours of Dec. 3.

Since then he has undergone two surgeries. As of Dec. 8, RCMP reported that although still in intensive care, Cpl. Michaud is now conscious and able to speak to his family.

Michaud was head of Central Interior Traffic Services in Ashcroft between 2009-2012, filling in as Detachment commander between the departure of Sgt. Dave Prentice and the arrival of Sgt. Michel Grondin.

Kenneth Michael Knutson, 36, was arrested in connection with the shooting.