2021 Nominees

Ed Sanchuk

OPP Cst. Ed Sanchuk goes above & beyond to keep people informed about what is going on in Norfolk County. He is at a accident scenes, helping people & children in the neighborhood, in all kinds of weather. He informs us of dangerous situations and updates when necessary. We have all come to realize Ed is an important part of our community & trust him completely. The OPP are very lucky to have such a competent Police Officer.

Brian Lowerison

Saugeen Shores Police Service Constable Brian Lowerison is an exceptional officer that goes above and beyond with each person he deals with. Although he is extremely physically fit, beneath he is a gentle, compassionate giant. Regularly, he crouches down and talks in a soft, kind manner to children and his unusual calmness and compassion easily diffuses situations others cannot. Plus, his hard work on uniform patrol has made many in the public grateful to have experienced this fine officer. Everyone that knows him or that he has helped is better off for it.

Heidi O'Neill

We would like to nominate Halton Regional Police Service Constable Heidi O'Neill for this award. We have known Heidi for four years and is she someone who means so much to my sister and myself. This is our third year nominating Heidi as we can’t imagine someone more deserving of this award. Heidi is a dedicated, motivational and loving person who ensures each person she meets feels supported, loved and valued. I am currently studying to be a paramedic and will be graduating this year, Heidi is the reason why I have chosen to be in this program. 

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Scott Moore

Hamilton Police Sergeant Scott Moore is not only an on duty difference maker, but a community role model. Scott has a kind soul and genuinely cares about those he works with and for, and most importantly, in this case, the community. Scott can be seen either taking the time to talk to children in the community, engaging them in conversation, but also adults as well... 

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Jacqueline Ross

I would like to nominate Halton Regional Police Service Constable Jacqueline Ross for this award. Jacquie has been a very influential person in my life, and has been since the first day I met her! I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this award because of the hard work she puts into making our community a better place. She strives on making those around her feel safe and loved, and has always made both my sister and I feel very important and valued within the community. 

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Lyndsey Pilkington

Constable Lyndsey Pilkington relates to people. She can use her words to talk suspects into cooperating instead of using force when it is not needed. Treating people civilly and humanely goes a long way into gaining respect and trust from people, whether it be someone who has made a wrong choice and are about to be arrested or making the difference in a child’s life that doesn’t have any guidance from their parents or caregivers.

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Sharlene Bourdeau

Thunder Bay Police Service Constable Sharlene Bourdeau has gone far above & beyond for her Community with respects to reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples here in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Constable Bourdeau found a way to reconcile with the Indigenous Peoples here after the broken trust OPIRD Report. Constable Bourdeau did this reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples of Thunder Bay by working with... 

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Vincent Ariemma

I would like to nominate Constable Vincent Ariemma of the Hamilton Police Service for Police Hero 2021. Vince is a tireless advocate for road safety and takes an educational approach to his traffic stops and encounters with public. His insight, professionalism and true kindness for us all, with such care and heartfelt dedication 24/7 365, needs to be recognized through this award. Vince takes time to educate drivers on the HTA and is part of Hamilton’s new Traffic Safety Unit. 

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Elisabeth Aschwanden

What an incredible person South Simcoe Police Special Constable "Officer Elisabeth" (as she is known) is! We all hear #PositiveCommunityEngagementWithOurYoung, well Officer Elisabeth #MakesADifference every day she is around schools! She connects, doesn't judge, and helps kids see the 'right direction' to take in life. She cares about her community as she grew up here. And all the seniors absolute love her too! As a Special Constable, Elisabeth has proven an invaluable asset to SSPS. She is really an #UnsungHero in the community. Officer Elisabeth, you rock!

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Marc Taraso

We would like to nominate Constable Marc Taraso of the Halton Regional Police Service for Police Hero 2021. Marc is a tireless advocate for road safety and educates the community through an engaging use of social media. Marc often takes time to make public safety videos and interact with his Twitter base of over 12K followers where he educates and answers questions on the HTA.

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