It was a rare and special day for members of the Lethbridge Police Service, Lethbridge Fire & EMS, and Alberta Health Services on Friday.
They met with Kathryn Linder, who survived being stabbed in the neck multiple times on July 14 during a hostage-taking situation in downtown Lethbridge.
Many of those in attendance had a role in saving her life.
“It’s absolutely overwhelming to see the number of people who were involved, and none of it was small,” said Linder.
“Now I’ve got faces. At the time, (it was) just hands and voices, going: ‘Are you OK? Stay with us.'”
According to police, Linder was one of four employees of Lethbridge Legal Guidance in the building that summer afternoon when a client entered, asking to speak with a specific lawyer.