Heart Of Gold: Peterborough County OPP Officer David McNab Retires After 30 Years

David McNab, a humble, giving and caring Peterborough OPP officer, has announced he is retiring after 30 years serving for the force.

McNab, the man behind the viral video of Syrian refugees toboganning for the first time, wrote a heartfelt Facebook message announcing his retirement from this profession he loved.

McNab in his viral 2016 video toboganning with Syrian refugee at Armour Hill in Peterborough

McNab in his viral 2016 video toboganning with Syrian refugee at Armour Hill in Peterborough

"I have more gratitude than I could ever express for what this career has taught me and for what it has allowed me to be part of," McNab wrote in the Facebook post. "The job is more about problem solving than about enforcing rules, despite what it appears to be.

I’ve met incredible people and I’ve seen true heroics and unselfish acts far more than I’ve seen the bad side of human nature. Despite the feeling to the contrary, the world is full of goodness if we can only recognize it when we see it."

McNab pictured in one of his last moments on the job (picture via his Facebook page)

McNab pictured in one of his last moments on the job (picture via his Facebook page)

"I was fortunate to work for what I believe is one of the most professional organizations anywhere and I’ll miss the people and the sense of family," adds McNab. "I’ll miss the teams I was part of and the rush that came with successful resolutions amid serious situations. I’ll miss the public that I worked for and the ability to occasionally make a real difference for somebody deserving."

You can read his entire Facebook post below...

Watch the awesome video below by McNab and his wife Kristy from January 2016 that now has nearly 400,000 views on YouTube....

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