After two and a half years in the Drumheller Valley, it's time for Chris MacEachern to go home. Chris MacEachernRCMP Constable Chris MacEachern
The RCMP constable has been approved for a transfer back to his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He thinks it should be a much easier transition than the one that brought him to Drumheller.
"I grew up in Halifax, so coming from a city like that to a small town in Alberta definitley took some getting used to, but I've enjoyed all my time here," he told 99.5 Drum FM. 
"Everyone here has been very warm (and) welcoming," he added. "I've made a lot of life long friends here, people I work with, people in the community. I've had a blast."
MacEachern handled general policing duties in Drumheller, everything from traffic control to criminal investigations, and he thinks it's almost time to specialize.
"I think investigator, plain clothes, something like that," he outlined. "I'll do another stint as I was here, just general duty constable, and then look at something different."
MacEachern doesn't have the name of his replacement, but he understands a new recruit is due in the valley around the first of December.
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