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Brent Sedgwick, Cobourg Police Service (2)

Officer Brent is always there for the public. My little granddaughter always hopes to see a police officer!

Cory Fernando, Owen Sound Police Service (5)

Cory Fernando is the Identification Officer for the Owen Sound Police. Her colleague, Jason Helm, is a Special Constable with Owen Sound Police, and has Cystic Fibrosis. He has gone into liver failure and has been placed on the transplant list. Cory took it upon herself to get tested and found out that she is compatible. A portion of Cory's liver will be removed and given to Jason. This will take place February 16, 2022. Cory has gone above and beyond by saving the life of a fellow co-worker. Giving part of her to someone else is amazing. Way to go, Cory!

Brad Adams, Hamilton Police Service (90)

Brad has been outstanding in his fight against acute plasma cell leukemia multiple myeloma, raising huge sums of money for the Juravinski stem cell unit and making people aware of the importance and need for stem cell donation. All of this in honour of his beautiful wife, who just lost her fight with this horrible disease. 

Ahmad Ahmad & Police Horse Lincoln, Hamilton Police Service

Officer Ahmad and police horse Lincoln always set a prime example as community role models every day. They go to the local hospitals and visit everyone outside to cheer up the patients, and Officer Ahmad always brings Lincoln by to see me every few weeks. I know there are many others out there who deserve this award as well, but this year, I'd love to see Lincoln and Ahmad get it because they are both truly amazing community role models each and every day.

Bob Simon, Thunder Bay Police Service

Bob Simon of the Thunder Bay Police Department has been nominated for a Police Services Hero Award. He has been a constant face in the community of Thunder Bay, where the public and police relations are driven apart. Bob remains steadfast in his commitment to serve the community he calls home. 

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Cst. Jennifer Landry, OPP - 2021 Award Winner

Award: Community Role Model 
Service: Ontario Provincial Police
Year: 2021 

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Jennifer Landry, of the Temiskaming Detachment, was an Indigenous woman and a member of the Matachewan First Nation. As a former constable of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), she was involved extensively in the communities she policed as an officer and citizen. She treated everyone she encountered with respect and dignity including those that she arrested. She was an advocate for violence against women, children and other marginalized and vulnerable citizens. Please note that on October 14, 2020, Cst. Jennifer Landry died tragically while off-duty, leaving behind her 8-year old daughter and her family.

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Cst. William Hall, Peel Regional Police - 2021 Award Winner

Award: Community Role Model 
Service: Peel Regional Police  
Year: 2021  

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, a four-year-old boy was out sledding with his siblings and Dad when an off-leash dog attacked him and dragged him by his face. Cst. William Hall, who was at the park with his own children while off-duty, put himself in harms way to save the boy by jumping on the dog. The young boy was rushed by ambulance to the hospital; but first, he was attended to by Cst. Hall who checked him over and even held a hat on his face placing pressure on the wound. 

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Erin Morrison, Communicator, Peel Regional Police - 2021 Award Winner

Award: On-Duty Difference Maker – Civilian Police Service Employee 
Service: Peel Regional Police 
Year: 2021 

Erin Morrison has been a dispatcher with Peel Regional Police Service for 18 years, and brings a wealth of experience, professionalism and dedication to her role. She is extremely proud of the work she does, and she strives every day to ensure her competence as part of the Police and Emergency services system. Erin’s ability to think on her feet and make important decisions quickly and wisely makes her a leader amongst her peers. She goes above and beyond to create gifts and small reminders of appreciation for her teammates. Often on her own dime - and always on her own time - Erin has made countless Self Care Kits to distribute. She has organized events to raise money for mental health. 

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Sgt. Steven Large, OPP - 2021 Award Winner

Award: On-Duty Difference Maker – Uniform/Sworn Police Officer 
Service: Ontario Provincial Police 
Year: 2021 

On March 10, 2020, Sgt. Steven Large with the Ontario Provincial Police utilized quick thinking to rescue a fisherman who had fallen through the ice into the St. Lawrence River off Landon Bay while ice fishing. Sgt. Large risked his own life by undertaking a precarious water rescue using an available canoe on shore and sliding it across the ice to the fisherman in distress. Officer Large wasn't worried about his safety, rather, just saving this individual and doing his duty. 

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John Eddolls

Around 6am on Sunday, March 8, 2020 my brother was in distress. He left my mom's house just north of Belleville, ON and was driving to Port Colborne. We had been in contact with Belleville Police, but after his cell phone had pinged off a cell tower in the Toronto area, the Belleville Police could no longer help. Hours later, my brother made contact with my mom stating he was in a car wash and he had taken the transmission out of his car. He was still very distressed, he could hear voices telling him terrible things about himself and his loved ones. After attempts to contact different police services, I was directed to Halton Regional Police. My brother told Mom he was going to hide so "they" (the voices) couldn't find him. Halton Regional Police Acting Supervisor John Eddolls called me back and took information to help with the search...

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