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Four RCMP Members in the North Lauded at Awards Night

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 3:59 AM

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.policecarnew

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.


Congratulations to all the Constables, your service is appreciated!

Seems odd to me that we have a big ceremony to present awards to people for doing the job they signed up for.

axman, how about looking at it as a way of thanking those who go out of their way to to ‘do their job’ above and beyond, or have chosen to accept even more personal risk in performance of same.
I have to say that I appreciate these people, most of them care about us non-members.

They took an oath to perform their duties without fear, etc. There is no “above and beyond” when it’s your sworn duty to protect the masses.

Ax, get real, there are heroics in every walk of life. But, these folks are saving lives, and yes, that’s what they get paid for, but, these are exemplary actions by a few of those guys and girls who tread where you may fear to go. You wouldn’t want to see and do what some of them have to do on our behalf.
And then, they have to put up with the crap when they stop some idiot for texting while driving, and all the other crap that goes with the job.

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