I will keep it short as I am not great at writing stuff up like this. Constable Dave Stewart has had a huge impact on my life. I am 47 yrs old now, but this goes way back when I was 18 yrs old. I was going down the wrong road with the wrong people. Both Dave Stewart and Paul Wilson saw something in me. For the first 3 years, they would take the time to check up on me - always with a warm heart and kind word. I kept myself out of trouble but that never stopped them.
It went on for years - they were always so caring and so helpful. Years went on... I met my wife, we had kids, and things were great. Dave was still in my life - he still said hi, we would talk, he was just the most caring person I have ever met. About 9 years ago, my wife and I were having problems with our marriage. I bumped in to Dave and he asked how things were. I explained to him what was going on and that I was not in a good place. This is the part that really shows how Dave is an outstanding officer. He took the time to talk, to help me with the issues that were going on - he helped me with my marriage. This was by no means a police officer's problem but Dave made it his problem... he helped my wife and I through our issues by providing us with options and solutions. In the end, we worked things out and we are still together today. I owe my life and my marriage to Dave Stewart. He changed my life and made me the person I am today. The City of Ottawa is lucky to have Canada's best officer on the force.