RCMP Awards Recognize Exemplary Service
Medals and citations laid out at awards ceremony-photos 250NewsPrince George, B.C.- It was a day of recognition for RCMP members, civilians and auxiliaries who have achieved milestones in their service or in their actions.
At a ceremony at the PG Playhouse this morning, Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr presented the awards to 14 people for their length of service, one Citation and medal, two letters of appreciation, one certificate of appreciation, 5 Commendations and Insignia, and one Commissioner’s commendation to those whose efforts were above and beyond the call of duty, or exemplary service.
(at right Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr )
This is the first Awards Ceremony in North District for Butterworth-Carr who became Deputy Commissioner and Commander of E- Division in April. It was especially touching for her as she had worked alongside many of the recipients either during her time as an Inspector with North District, or as the Superintendent in charge of the Prince George detachment. “I have to tell you, I was getting a little emotional from the fact that I spent as long as I did in North District, and really have the honour to work with many of the recipients here today.”
“It is an incredible honour and privilege to be able to present the variety of awards in recognition of the variety of work and certainly the dedication that each of the recipients have contributed to the organization overall” said Butterworth-Carr. She told the recipients and their guests who were in attendance, “Thank you doesn’t seem a strong enough word, I don’t know if there is any word that conveys the gratitude that the organization, and certainly myself and the management team in the North, has in terms of the dedication , the commitment, the courageous responses to the different events.”
The Commissioner’s Commendation, the highest award that can be given to a member of the RCMP, was awarded to Corporal Colin Warwick for the effort he and his dog “Baron” presented during harsh winter conditions to locate human remains in early 2015.