2019 Nominees

Alexis Cowan

Cst. Cowan has been my inspiration for years now, beating all odds in becoming a police officer. Her dedication to her job and family has been unwavering and she continues to set the bar high in improving her training to be even better. For this alone, she is my hero and I am so proud... not only of her becoming a police officer, but also for being a beautiful young lady and person.

Kimberly Cadarette (6)

Kimberly helped my family and I to raise money for the purchase of my sister's prosthetic leg and bandaging. She helped us raise over $8,000 out of the goodness of her heart after overhearing a conversation I was having with the principal of the school I was at.

Jennifer Camden (8)

I nominate Jennifer Camden as she is a dedicated dispatcher who gives her all at work to ensure the safety of our community. Jen also trains many officers every year. She is an extremely caring and responsible individual who enjoys working with her team. As a wife and mom of three children, she does it all! Jen loves her job and takes great pride in serving the Niagara area!

David Christie

I would like to nominate David Christie for the Community Role Model Award. David has been an Ottawa Police Officer since 1990. David is a Seargent in the Arson Unit. I want to tell everyone David is my hero and HERO to 49 other Special Hockey Hero’s in Ottawa. We all have a disability but no limitations without David. Every Saturday David comes out on ice to coach my team and sometimes he is there for 3 hours, volunteering his time. He has influenced so many lives by coaching hockey for individuals who otherwise would not have a chance to flourish. Go Hockey Hero’s Go!!!!!

Mike Anderson

In 2015, Mike Anderson took over the Peel Regional Police Master Trainer position for the Canine Unit. Since Mike has taken over the unit he has implemented some of the most influential training programs. Most recently, one of his handler teams he trained from start to finish, located a young boy who was badly injured, as a result of a tragic incident. This boy would have died within minutes if he wasn’t located. Please see article below where one of his handlers were awarded the “Life Saving Award”. 

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Jason Moore

He handled my daughters case when she was a victim of rape. I can never express how grateful I am for how involved and kind and caring he was. I truly felt like he cared about my daughters well being just as much as he did about catching the suspect.

Mary Bonenfant

My wife Mary is a North Bay Police Service dispatcher that is always dedicated and always going the extra mile to help. She helping out with the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) program and crisis intervention by doing everything she can to help her coworkers deal with PTSD and work related stress. I believe she is very deserving of this award.

James Giovannetti

I nominate James Giovannetti with the Orangeville Police. I met him once about 13 years ago doing a co-op and run into him every now and then. Anyone I have met who has required his help has been very happy with him. He has even helped some family/friends in tough times. He doesn't just do his job until its time to clock out, but takes the time to check in to see how people are doing. True blue hero.

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Sean Travis

I would like to nominate Staff Sergeant Sean Travis for help amazing community volunteer work with a local minor hockey league the North London Nationals Minor Atom. He is a inspiration to myself for a community member and a law enforcement officer as a father and a student in a law enforcement program Staff Sergeant Travis is a pillar of his community by serving in numerous ways. He is amazing with the children and parents and we are very fortunate to have him as a role model for our son.

Ben Kingdon

Officer Kingdon will always be our Hero. The morning of the sudden and tragic passing of my mother, Officer Kingdon stepped up and cared for my daughters as if they were his own. He went above and beyond his call of duty to ensure they weren’t scared of what was happening while paramedics attempted live saving measures and stayed until I was able to arrive.

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