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RCMP Awards Recognize Exemplary Service

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

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.

She also presented  a Canadian Peace Keeping service medal to Constable  Janis Jones who served  in Haiti for  a year .

(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.


Good job and thanks to the members for their long service. Now start paying them what they deserve.

    At least bring them up to City police wages. The frustrations of doing more with less is getting ridiculous.
    Our kids are safer on the streets with the dedication to duty of these wonderful folks and others.
    Wish our MP’s would get out of their offices and into a car for a few shifts, might help with budget decisions.

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