Cst Elizabeth Skelding - past nominee

Just before midnight on April 28, 2015, Constable Elizabeth Skelding responded to a domestic abuse call in progress at a house in Cambridge Ontario. As the police cruiser approached, a male started to stab a female with a knife in the driveway. Due to the proximity between the two, Officer Skelding attempted to first, manually disarm the male as the use of her gun could have harmed the victim. In the ensuing struggle, the male stabbed Officer Skelding and continued towards his ex-girlfriend. The police officer drew her weapon and shot the male to stop him. While she was bleeding, Officer Skelding kept her gun on him until other officers arrived on the scene. Constable Skelding’s prompt actions saved the woman’s life.