Paul McDonald - Ontario Provincial Police (5)

As we know, police officers have been getting a bad wrap these last few years. Officer Paul McDonald is one of the many fantastic officers who protect and serve his community to the best of his abilities, but Officer McDonald goes above and beyond to make sure the people of his community feel safe and cared for without even knowing it.

In July of 2015, my family was shattered by the news of my young brother's passing in a car accident. One of the responding officers was Officer Paul McDonald. For almost seven years, I’ve tried to think of ways to repay him for the love, care, support and service he provided my family and myself the night of and after my brother's unexpected passing. Even though the news wasn’t easy to break to my family nor was it easy for us to take, I felt comforted at the same time when Officer McDonald told me. He stayed by us to make sure we were getting all the support we needed and helped arrange for us to see my brother before he was taken to the coroners office.

Officer McDonald went above and beyond that night and after to make sure my family and I were receiving all the support we needed. I have yet to figure out a way to repay him for everything he has done for us, but I hope that he gets the recognition he deserves for the incredible service he provides to the community. To Officer Paul McDonald, as I write this with tears in my eyes and a very heavy heart, I need you to know that you made an incredibly horrifying situation better. I know there is nothing I can do to repay you for what you have done and continue to do, but I thank you very much for being supportive, caring, kind and most of all my hero. We need more officers like you. Thank you.