Joanna Styrczula (5)

Joanna has become an ambassador for community partnerships in every way. She is a remarkable officer, who cares about her community, her colleagues and her external relationships. 

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Emily Coccimiglio (2)

Emily is just an incredible person, she goes above and beyond, she is carrying and compassionate. She came into our lives when my daughter was cyber bullied and I am forever grateful for everything she did for us. We need more people like her in this world. Photo credit: Jeff Klassen/SooToday

Kevin Willson (2)

For as long as I've known Kevin, all he ever wanted to be was a police officer, but his true love has always been the K-9 unit. Happily, his dream came true and he is making a difference, with his K-9 Jake always at his side.

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Angela Oliver

I nominate Angela Oliver from Halton Regional Police for her continuing efforts to help the community, organize large food drives, reach out to seniors who are in need, and assist new single moms with getting on their feet. 

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Tina Pippy (2)

Officer Pippy is an amazing police officer both on and off the job. When a child was choking to death, her collected demeanor and call to action came through in spades. Her humility after saving a life shines bright. Always level headed, the voice of reason and balance. 

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Alan Diemert (3)

Det. Alan Diemert has been the voice for my best friend's son. My best friend's kids grew up with my kids and her son was tragically killed in 2015. Al has been a tremendous support to the family and, to them, and everyone in their lives, he is a hero. 

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Keira Brooks

Keira is a compassionate, loving, strong, fierce, brave woman. An incredible wife, mom and officer. She's incredibly humble while doing amazing work for all walks of life. Her beauty is beyond compare, outside and in. I'm proud of this outstanding woman, she inspires those around her daily. A true hero, well respected...simply a gift to this universe. Photo credit: Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

Todd Bennett

Todd is a very fine person who I have known for 30+ years. I was best friends with his Dad... I've never had a better friend and sadly he left too soon. But when I see Todd, his Dad comes to me, and I reassure Terry that I keep an eye on him. We can all be proud of Todd Bennett. He is the best person to represent our fine city. Sincerely, his other Dad. 

Brian Mitchell (3)

I am proud to nominate an inspiring young constable Brian Mitchell. The reason why i wrote "young" is that as police officer in his first decade of service Brian has exemplifies the best of the profession and exceeds what one could expect of someone at the beginning of their career.

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Elizabeth Skelding (2)

I nominate Elizabeth Skelding for police hero of the year. I believe that, when she was faced with having to save a woman from a horrible domestic violence situation, she had to make a quick decision about when and what to do without much time. Her training allowed her to react appropriately...she went beyond the call of duty to protect the victim and also herself. 

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