Surrey RCMP pays tribute to 156 local heroes

Honours were delivered Wednesday night during the annual Officer in Charge Awards ceremony

Surrey RCMP awards 156 heroes Wednesday night during the annual Officer in Charge awards ceremony

SURREY — One hundred and fifty six awards for heroism and outstanding service were distributed Wednesday night during the Surrey RCMP’s annual Officer in Charge Awards ceremony.

“Every year we take the time to celebrate the men and women who have demonstrated tremendous heroism and outstanding service to our community,” Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy said. “This is an opportunity to highlight the excellent work being done by those in our detachment and in our community who are making this city a great place to live, work and play.”

Among the recipients were two Mounties who rescued a suicidal youth who was hanging upside-down from a bridge; an Auxiliary Constable who arrested a suspect after a stabbing on a public bus; two city employees who helped assist police in arresting a bank robber after seeing someone switch licence plates in a parking lot; and a Mountie who helps a volunteer organization build houses and schools in Mexico.

Also receiving awards were members of the public, including Mike Barbillion, “who bravely intervened during a robbery and assault of an elderly female,” Sergeant Alanna Dunlop said.

“The civilian came to the victim’s aid and attempted to pull the suspect out of the victim’s vehicle,” she explained. “In an attempt to flee with the stolen vehicle, the suspect ran over the civilian with the front tire of the vehicle, launching him forward, which could have gravely injured him. Due to the civilian’s quick thinking and selfless act, the suspect was quickly tracked down by police and arrested before he could create any further risk to the public.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

And the winners are…

Commendation

(To award any member, municipal employee, volunteer, or civilian who distinguishes him/herself through bravery and valiant effort or by superior accomplishment in service to their community).

 

ANDERSON, Jeremy, Cpl.

ARROWSMITH, Bryna, Cst.

BALY, Shawn, Cpl.

BARBILLION, Michael, Civilian

BARRETT, Jason, Cpl.

BELL-IRVING, David, Cpl.

BHAYANI, Ghalib, Insp.

BONNER, Derek, Cst.

BRAIN, David, Cpl.

BROWN, Shane, Cpl.

BYER, Jesse, Cst.

CHAUHAN, Dave, S/Sgt.

CHIDLOW, Joseph, Cst.

CHOW, Patrick, Cpl.

COOGAN, Mike, Cst.

DASS, Marshell, Cst.

DAUPHINEE, Ryan, Cst.

DEVIC, Dario, Cst.

DHESI, Sukhi, Detective

DIXON, Rob, Sgt.

DUFOUR, Max, Cst.

DUNN, Mike, Cpl.

ELEMENT, Ryan, Sgt.

ELLIS, Jackie, Cst.

FUTTER, Mark, Cpl.

GARRUCHO, Kristine, M/E

GILRAY, Steve, Cst.

GIN, Dayton, Cst.

GRYDELAND, Ann, Cst.

HANON, Dan, Cst.

HEIR, Jeevan, Cst.

HOFSINK, Darryl, Cst.

HOWARD, John, Cst.

HUGHES, Bill, Cst.

INGLESTON, Christine, Cpl.

IRWIN, Christopher, Cst.

JONES, Chris, Cst.

KARDOS, John, Cst.

KELLY, Deborah, Cpl.

KELSEY, Brad, Cst.

KHAN, Zaheer, Cst.

KINDEN, Marc, Cpl.

KLASSEN, Daniel, Cst.

KNIGHT, Dave, Cst.

KOKKORIS, Rochelle, Cpl.

KRAUSS, Leanne, Cpl.

KURTZ, Kristi, Cpl

KURTZ, Robert, Sgt.

LEE, Sueng, Sgt.

MAAN, Paula, Cpl.

MacDONELL, Colin, Cpl.

MAIONE, Rob, Cpl.

MASON, Tim, Cst.

McANDIE, Beth, Sgt.

McANDIE, Fred, Sgt.

McLELLAN, Jordan, Cst.

MINHAS, Allen, Cst.

MOIR, Erica, Sgt.

NAY, Curtis, Cst.

NEWCOMBE, Gareth, Cst.

O’RUAIRC, Lyndsay, Sgt.

PARHAR, Bal, Cst.

PERHAR, Rajwinder, Sgt.

PETERSON, Kevin, Cpl.

POLLOCK, Steve, Cst.

POPE, Trevor, Cst

PYATT, Nicole, Cpl.

REMIN, Daryl, Cst.

RHEAUME, Jason, Cst.

RICHINGS, Raymond, Cst.

SAINT-ONGE, Wendy

SANDHU, Bobby, Cst

SAUNDRY, Brigette, Cpl.

SCHWERDFEGER, Ryan, Cst.

SHOESMITH, Adam, Cst.

SHOIHET, Joel, Cpl.

SIDHU, Paul, Cst.

SOLK, John, Cst.

SOVIO, Lucas, Cst.

STEWART, Anthony, Cst.

STEWART, Michael, Cst.

STRANKS, Rhys, Cst.

SUNNER, Jaswant, Cst.

SVENDSON, Janice, Cpl.

TAMASHIRO, Tatsushi, Cst.

TEBOUL, Jennifer, Cst.

THOMPSON, Damon, Cst.

VINH, Pam, Cst.

VLAHOV, Vanessa, Cst.

WALSH, Ryan, Cpl.

WESOLOWSKI, Voy, Cst.

WONG, Sub, Cpl.

 

Certificate of Appreciation

(To award any member, municipal employee, volunteer, or civilian who distinguishes him/herself through outstanding effort during the course

of their duties in service to their community).

 

ADZIJAJ, Kreshnik, A/Cst.

BADYAL, Sharan, Cpl.

BANKS, Sascha, Cst.

BERKNER, Blair, M/E

BETKER, Les, Cpl.

BISGAARD, Morten

BRIGGS, Amber, Cst.

BROWN, Travis, A/Cst.

CAMPO, Leah

CHARNEY, Jason, Sgt.

CONNOR, James, Sgt.

CROSSFIELD, Chuck

DICKINSON, Steve

EDWARDS, Bradley, Cst.

FICHTER, Michael, Cst.

FLAMAND, Megan

GARLINSKI, Carl, Cpl.

GUMBOC, Rey, Cst.

HEER, Ranjeet, Ms.

HENRIKSSON, Elena

HERSI, Abdullahi, Cst.

HOOVER, Candace, ME

JACKSON, Sharon

JANCAREK, Vladimir, Cst.

JARDINE, Stephen, Cpl.

KAMBO, Rohit

KENNEDY, Eliott

KIM, Jong-Sun, Cst.

KOKKORIS, Michael, Cpl.

KUMAR, Raj, Cst.

LABRUM, Aaron, Cst.

LEONG, Greg, S/Sgt.

LESTER, John, (Crown Counsel)

LEVY, Leonard

LU, Yu, Cst.

MacDONELL, Colin, Cpl.

MADU, Neil, Professor

McKAY, Sarah

MEYERS, Cheryl

MOXNESS, Stefan, Cst.

NALDRETT, Darren, Cpl.

OSBORNE, Darlene

PARADIS, Heather, M/E

PARSLOW, Rebecca, Cpl.

PELLETIER, Gabriel, Mr. M/E

PENNER, Layne, Cpl.

RAI, Rob

REEVES, Brad, Cst.

RITCHIE, Steve, Cst.

ROSS, Jonathan

RUPPEL, Laurie, PSE

SCHMIDT, Joe, Cst.

SCHMIDT, Ruth, M/E

SCHWERDFEGER, Ryan, Cst.

SIDHU, Harjit, Cst.

STARNO, Amanda, (Crown)

STURGE, Jodi

TESSIER, Amber, M/E

THOMAS, Brian

UZELAC, Jonn, Sgt.

WELLINGTON, Paul, Cpl.

WHITE, Jason, M/E

WILKS, Marina, Sgt.

WILLIS, Ingrid

WISE, David, Sgt.

WONG, Tanya

 

 

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