Alexa’s Team Members Honoured
Members of Alexa’s Team honoured today in Prince George – photo submitted
Prince George, B.C. – It has become an annual event, honouring the police officers who have worked hard to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads in B.C.
Since the program was first launched in 2008, the number of officers who have been named to “Alexa’s Team” has grown from 26, to more than 2,000 RCMP and Municipal police officers in the Province. In order to be named to Alexa’s team, an officer must have removed at least 12 impaired drivers from the road either through a Criminal Code Investigation, or a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition during the previous year.
The project is named after Alexa Middelaer, who was feeding a horse at the side of the road in Delta in 2008, when she was struck and killed by an impaired driver.
“Each year we are encouraged, inspired and respectful of the work that these officers do to keep our roads and communities safe” said Alexa’s mother, Laurel Middelaer at the ceremony held earlier today at Immaculate Conception School in Prince George. ” To know that our daughter Alexa is a source of inspiration to these committed men and women is humbling and their dedication to go above and beyond is very meaningful to the Middelaer family.”
For the 6th straight year, Constable Brian Davis of Prince George was named to the All Star team. Joining him is Constable Kevin Cranmer of Quesnel. This is a special grouping of the top 25 law enforcement officers in B.C. who have taken the highest numbers of impaired drivers off the roads in B.C.
In all, the North District RCMP officers removed 970 impaired drivers from the roads in 2016.