DRP Constable Keith Lindley was recently awarded the prestigious Medal of Merit, Toronto’s highest honour, at Toronto Police Headquarters during their annual awards ceremony. Cst. Lindley was an officer in Toronto for four years before joining DRPS.
Cst. Lindley was recognized for his arrest of a shooting suspect during the 2005 Caribana weekend. While on patrol, gun shots were heard and the crowd panicked and ran. Cst. Lindley observed a suspicious male just standing in the middle of the fleeing crowd looking around for a place to run. He approached the male and ordered him to the ground. As the suspect turned, PC Lindley spotted a silver handgun and he rushed the man. After a brief struggle, PC Lindley managed to subdue the suspect and place him in handcuffs.
“I’m happy I was able to put someone behind bars who was such an obvious threat to everyone’s safety,” said Cst. Lindley. “I’m also proud to receive this award. It will be one of my greatest achievements in my policing career.”
Deputy Chief Sherry Whiteway and Inspector Scott Burns were on hand to present Keith with his award along with TPS Deputy Chief Jane Dick and Toronto Police Services Board Chair Alok Mukherjee.
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Cst. Lindley is presented with his Medal of Merit (JPG file, 173.2K bytes)