2018 Nominees

Ryan Krupa

I nominate Ryan Crupa for the 2018 Police Hero of the Year award. He - along with Chris Kampela, Matt Sombrutski, Dan Irwin, and Rick Popowich - risked his life when the group of officers ran into a residence filled with carbon monoxide, removed people from the home, and saved their lives. As a result, all officers had to be tested for carbon monoxide poisoning because of their heroics.

Matt Sombrutski

I nominate Matt Sombrutski for the 2018 Police Hero of the Year award. He - along with Chris Kampela, Ryan Krupa, Dan Irwin, and Rick Popowich - risked his life when the group of officers ran into a residence filled with carbon monoxide, removed people from the home, and saved their lives. As a result, all officers had to be tested for carbon monoxide poisoning because of their heroics.

Chris Kampela

I nominate Chris Kampela for the 2018 Police Hero of the Year award. He - along with Matt Sombrutski, Ryan Krupa, Dan Irwin, and Rick Popowich - risked his life when the group of officers ran into a residence filled with carbon monoxide, removed people from the home, and saved their lives. As a result, all officers had to be tested for carbon monoxide poisoning because of their heroics.

Mike Dimini

I am a paramedic in Thunder Bay and I have been on numerous calls with Cst. Dimini. He is respectful and professional during every call I have been on. He always goes out of his way to provide great service, and I feel like he is a great role model for the Thunder Bay police. 

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Lindsay Newlove

Sgt. Newlove has been an officer with the York Regional Police for over 15 years. Throughout her career, she has been committed to engaging and giving back to the community. As well, as a Sergeant, she encourages and supports the officers on her platoon to find ways to give back.

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David Hamilton

My husband was killed in a horrific car crash in January 2016, and Constable Hamilton and his partner were the traffic investigators for the accident. Constable Hamilton and his partner showed my family and husband's family so much compassion and understanding. 

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Paul Stuart

It is with great pride and honour I get the opportunity to nominate Det. Cst. Paul Stuart for Hero of The Year Award. With 18 years of dedicated service and professionalism with Durham Regional Police, Det. Cst. Paul Stuart has made a lasting impression on his community and his service. 

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Mike Burns

Mike Burns and Ben Grieve of the Thunder Bay Police have come out on many occasions to work with International students from around the world at Lakehead University. They touch on Canadian law, welcome students to our community and send a united message that we are here if you need us. 

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Ben Grieve

Ben Grieve and Mike Burns of the Thunder Bay Police have come out on many occasions to work with International students from around the world at Lakehead University. They touch on Canadian law, welcome students to our community and send a united message that we are here if you need us. 

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Sandra Sparling

I feel extremely honoured to nominate S/Sgt Sandra Sparling of the Ottawa Police Service as the LGBTQ police hero. Sandra has been an inspiration to many LGBTQ persons! She is the first staff sergeant to be appointed by the chief to hold the Ottawa police service GLBT liaison committee police co-chair position. 

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