Dispatcher Mylène Lacroix

Award: On-Duty Difference Maker - Civilian Police Service Employee
Service: Cornwall Police
Year: 2019

As if she didn’t have enough going on already between her charitable efforts and her work as a 911 dispatcher, Mylène has begun serving her fellow Police Association membership by getting elected as Treasurer of the Cornwall Police Association Board. Mylène consistently completes the kindest of deeds for her community, such as knitting warm clothing and donating to the less fortunate, and abroad with mission trips to Uganda with her initiative called “Project Under Things”...


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Durham Regional Police Service K9 Unit

Award: Community Role Model
Service: Durham Regional Police
Year: 2019

DRPS K9 Unit team members include Detective Cst. Wayne King, Cst. Wes King, Cst. Bryan Armstrong, Cst. Jeff Burns, Cst. Corby Wright, Cst. Kevin Dunlop, Cst. Jay Dickson, and Cst. Adam Handscomb.

2019 will be the team’s 5th year producing and selling their calendars. Over the last 4 years, the DRPS K9 Unit has raised and donated more than $150,000 to many local Durham Regional charities – they choose 3 charities per year. Every year, the calendar sales and money raised steadily increases. The Unit has volunteered over 500 hours of their time while off-duty to sell their annual K9 calendars at local businesses in order to give back to the community...

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Cst. Aaron Reichert

Award: On-Duty Difference Maker - Uniform Officer
Service: Ottawa Police
Year: 2019

Reichert was patrolling the market just after bars closed in June 2017. In an unrelated event, he saw three men carrying a street sign and approached them when he heard a single gunshot in the area of Dalhousie and Murray streets. By the time Aaron arrived to the scene, he saw a group of men chasing the suspect on foot. Cst. Reichert got back in his vehicle, pursuing the group, who indicated to him that this person had just shot their friend...

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Gary McAloney

Gary has the biggest heart and anyone can see it. Doesn't matter whether he’s on the job or at home helping around the house (living with 5 girls can’t be easy). Gary does everything for his children and never fails to put a smile on their face. He protects our city but he also protects his family. Love you Dad.

Marc Taraso (4)

Cst. Taraso has made Twitter an education tool. He constantly shares experiences regarding distracted driving and more. By following him, he made me pay more attention while on the road and I really thank him for his etiquette and good sense of humour.

Evan Harrison (11)

Evan is a shining example of what it means to be a police officer and I am nominating him today because he played a large role in my decision to pursue a career as a police officer. In addition to being a dedicated officer with the London Police Service and an excellent School Safety Officer, Evan went out of his way to coach me on the process of pursuing a career in policing and was there to answer any questions I had along the way. He is an invaluable asset to the greater policing family and I can't thank him enough for helping another future officer be set up for success.

Kimberly Cadarette (13)

I nominate Officer Cadarette. I crossed paths with Kimberly about 3 years ago and learned of her kindness, unmatched care and passion to help the less fortunate of the Toronto area. I was invited to join in on one of her trips to Toronto and I was in awe of just how much effort went into them. I’ve been a part of her trips now for some time and, every time I go, she opens my eyes to her passion even more, just in the way she interacts with the less fortunate to make them feel not so less fortunate. It's not just me she’s had an impact on - my daughter, who is 6 years old, also looks forward to going on these trips with Kimberly every month.

Braden Hill

On behalf of the Me to We: Going Local Group, at Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region, we would like to nominate Officer Braden Hill (formerly of Waterloo Regional Police Services) – now serving under Sudbury Police Services, as our Police Hero!
Our initial contact with Officer Braden was in his role as a School Resource Officer within one of our specialized classrooms, servicing students with complex needs. Officer Braden quickly became a well-known fixture, developing relationships and trust among students.

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Blair Wile

I nominate Blair, because he was really great in taking my initial statement and helping me to feel as comfortable as possible in an otherwise uncomfortable situation, especially since I had a previous bad experience. He also was really great at taking the enormous amount evidence to provide to the crown. Sorry for giving you so much work to do! I appreciate all that you did. Thank you!

Evan Harrison (10)

When it comes to "Hero of the Year", I can only think of my son Evan Harrison. When Evan became a Police Officer, I was worried, but I soon realized that this is what he is born to do. Since 2012, Evan has grown into the type of person that this world needs more of. When Evan became a School Safety Officer, I soon became aware that his heart was made to help others.

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