Amid a stampede of criticism directed at a Kalamazoo cop who publicly decried his inability to use his off-duty handgun on a pair of overly friendly "gentlemen" during a visit to Calgary, a report has emerged that the two men who "accosted" Walt Wawra and his wife in Nose Hill Park were actually Calgary Stampede promoters giving away free tickets.
Lutz pointed to comments left by readers in a Kalamazoo Gazette report on Wawra's controversial letter claiming they were approached by the same men and offered passes to the Stampede's centennial celebration free of charge.
"I have not been made aware of anything like that," Doug Fraser told Parker.
Meanwhile, Wawra appears to be in hiding, refusing all interview requests. But the assistant chief of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Brian Uridge, did release a statement in support of Wawra.
"As Christians, we are called to pray for those in authority over us," he wrote then. "I ask you to exercise this command of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give our President wisdom, knowledge and the conviction to live a life of righteousness."