I would like to nominate Steve Welton from Hamilton Police Services for the Hero of the year award for 2017. He has been employed with the service since 2005 . I have been following Steve and all he does for his community for a few years now. I have never met a more committed and focused officer who is involved in so many community events and work related incidents as the social media officer with the service. His positive presence and commitment to building a better community and working together is simply so inspiring. He is always learning and growing and taking courses that will help to service his community in every way possible. His loyalty and love for the military also shines through. He serves and takes leaves to honour and protect our country. He is apart of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves and completes search and rescue training. He is proud to do so and it shows. His love for kids, people and the community is so inspiring. He connects with people and actually is making a positive difference in so many people's lives around him. He personally reached out to me as a special Constable and helped and guided me when I needed it. I'm so grateful to have met him and to call him a friend. He inspires me everyday with his honesty, genuine and positive attitude and commitment to the service. He is so deserving of this award for all he does for who he is and for those he continues to inspire in a daily basis.