Push for RCMP officers to wear and use body cameras. (Sharon Vanhouwe, mycowichanvalleynow.com staff)
The RCMP recently handed out more than 20 awards for outstanding service and action to officers and employees at the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment.
Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr and Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP and Chief Superintendent Sean Sullivan made the award presentations.
Five officers were awarded Bravery Commendations for rescuing people who were trapped in a vehicle as it hung over the Cowichan River; two officers were acknowledged with Bravery Commendations for entering a burning building, looking for a suicidal youth.
Five officers were presented with awards for rescuing a man from drowning near Cowichan Bay; three were awarded for their patience and determination in disarming a suicidal youth and; two officers received awards for finding a missing woman who needed medical attention.
List of Award Recipients:
Bravery Commendations (for rescuing people in a vehicle hanging over the Cowichan River):
Bravery Commendations (for entering and searching a burning building for a suicidal youth):
Award for Rescuing a man from Drowning near Cowichan Bay:
Corporal K. Pharis
Award for Patience and Determination in Disarming a Suicidal Youth:
Award for Determination in Finding a Woman who was in Urgent need of Medical Care:
Award for Verbally Disarming a man with a Knife who Severely Injured Himself:
Award for Assisting in the Rescue of the Occupants of a Crashed Plane:
Constable S. Pharis
Award for Forcing through a Barricaded Residence to Rescue a Suicidal Man:
Award for Assisting the City of Oak Bay on Christmas Day 2017 when Two Young Girls were Murdered:
Victim Services employee David Sheftel