I am very pleased to nominate my friend and former co-worker Jason Geerts for officer of the year. Jason was a member of the Guelph Police Service before coming to the Woodstock Police Service. He had a personality bigger than the cities he so proudly served, and a permanent smile on his face that was always just as big. He had a passion for helping others, be they co-workers or any member of the public who had the pleasure of dealing with him. He treated everyone with empathy and compassion. He was a warrior on the street as well as a warrior who continually displayed a positive attitude while he so bravely fought ALS. I was Jason’s supervisor for a time and Jason became my inspiration and my hero.