Awards and Decorations

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Awards and Decorations 2017-12-04T22:37:21+00:00

 

 

October 2017: Shelburne Police Service Board Chair Len Mikulich presents Chief Moore (left) and Constable Carey Widbur (right) with their exemplary service medals. Chief Moore receives his 30 Year Medal and Constable Widbur receives his 20 Year Medal.

 

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Sgt Kerr receives 30 year medal.

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Constable Cory Courtney receiving the “Top Student Award” from the Ontario Traffic Counsel for being the top student on the June 2014 Traffic Officers Course.

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On February 1st, 2014 Constable Paul Neumann received the “Rising Flame Award” from the Ontario Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.  This award is to recognize an individual who shows exceptional promise of leadership and continued contribution to the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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Police Service Board member Len Mikulich presenting Shelburne Police Chief kent Moore with the Police Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of outstanding service.

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Local Hero’s — “On December 6th, 2012 Shelburne Police Service officers responded to a medical distress call.  When officers arrived on scene they found the patient with vital signs absent.  The officers immediately started CPR and a defibrillator was applied and one shock was delivered to the unconscious and unresponsive patient.  Emergency Services arrived within minutes and transported the patient to the hospital.  The patient recovered from the incident and on February 7th, 2013 attended an awards ceremony during which Sergeant Mark Bennett, Constable Cory Courtney and Constable Gary Walton received the Heart and Stroke Foundation Award for their heroic actions in applying life-saving resuscitation when critically needed.”

Cst. David. KerrOn February 13th, 2006 at about 6:50 p.m. Cst. David. Kerr received a radio call for a 911 hang-up call but there was only static on the line. Cst. Kerr arrived at the Main Street East address within a few minutes. A man with a ash covered face answered the door and asked the officer to call the fire department.

Cst. Kerr could smell smoke and while he was radioing for the fire department the man said his wife was still upstairs and he had not been able to get her down because of the smoke. He also advised that she suffered from asthma. An Ambulance was immediately dispatched.

Cst. Kerr ran upstairs but found the floor engulfed in smoke and he could feel intense heat from the floor above him. He was able to find the woman lying on the floor in a doorway. He called out to her, but she did not respond. He tried to pull the woman to safety, but was driven back downstairs by the intense smoke and heat. The officer grabbed another breath of air and ran back upstairs. He could see that one of the rooms was engulfed in flames and could hear loud popping sounds. Despite the smoke, Cst. Kerr was able to locate the woman again and found she was breathing shallowly. He dragged her away from the doorway and then downstairs to safety.

An ambulance arrived on the scene and the woman was transported Headwaters Health Care Centre and later transferred to York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill in serious condition. Her husband was taken to the Headwaters Health Care Centre and released later that evening.

The woman recovered from her injuries after a week in intensive care.

Ontario Medal for Police Bravery

Ontario Medal of Police BraveryThe Ontario Medal of Police Bravery recognizes acts of outstanding courage and/or bravery by a member of an Ontario Police Service.

“Medal recipients often say they were just doing their jobs, but many Ontarians owe their lives to the bravery of these police officers. They deserve our highest respect.”

The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario