Cops honoured for their “outstanding” work
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, congratulated Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at an OPP ceremony Sept. 27 where they were honoured for their “outstanding” work.
NAPS Constable Waylon Linklater was recognized for his life-saving actions rescuing a man from a burning building while off duty in Moosonee on May 16, 2012.
Weagamow Lake Constables Stacey Gordon and David Laviolette and OPP Provincial Constable Jean Duguay were recognized for responding to several emergencies in North Caribou Lake First Nation between September 2011 and August 2012 involving numerous life-threatening injuries.
Pikangikum Constables Jonathan Schmidt and Louis Taylor were recognized for their life-saving search and rescue of a missing woman found hypothermic in the snow near Pikangikum First Nation on Feb. 27, 2013.
“It is my pleasure to congratulate these officers for their outstanding achievements above and beyond the call of duty while protecting the health and safety of our First Nation members,” Fiddler said.
“NAPS and OPP officers face tremendous challenges in the performance of their duties in our communities and the professionalism and dedication of these officers deserves our gratitude and recognition."
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