Four RCMP Members in the North Lauded at Awards Night
Prince George, B.C.- Four RCMP members in North District are among 44 police officers in British Columbia who have been recognized for meritorious service.
The awards were presented last evening at the 35th annual Police Honours Night, with Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton making the presentations.
RCMP members under the North District Command awarded for meritorious service include one from Ft.St. James ( name withheld) and former Vanderhoof Constable Kanwalprit Sidhu (currently with the Vernon Detachment). The two were recognized for displaying “exceptional judgement during a suspicious vehicle stop that led to the discovery of a homicide victim.” That vehicle stop would lead to the arrest and eventual conviction of Cody Alan Legobokoff.
Constable Daniel Ko of the 100 Mile detachment was recognized for “using exceptional judgement during a domestic assault complaint involving two uncooperative individuals armed with knives.”
Former Kitimat detachment Constable Angus MacLean (currently with Prince Rupert Coastal Policing Unit) was selected for how he “handled both the suspects and victims of a stabbing”.
A further 22 officers received the award of valour, the highest award for a police officer in B.C., given to those who placed themselves at substantial personal risk to save others.
“These awards are our way of taking time to honour outstanding leadership and bravery, and to acknowledge those who’ve raised the public safety benchmark in ways that further public support for – and confidence in – all of our police officers” says Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton.
Recipients are chosen by a committee made up of representatives from the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Ministry’s Police Services Division.