Members of the Durham Regional Police were singled out Oct. 23rd for their heroism, quick thinking and bravery at the prestigious 6th Annual Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night (PADAN).
Organizing co-chairs Moe Pringle and Blair McArthur thanked every member of the police service for making a difference in the community.
This year, awards were presented to:
* PC Josh Conner for successfully removing two very active and potentially dangerous offenders from the streets.
the professionalism, seamless teamwork and commitment to community safety that they demonstrate every day
* Nuclear Security Division whose daily performance ensures the safety of our community
* PC Ron Crouch who helped stop the financial and emotional abuse of an elderly couple
* Projects LYNX and MERLIN which resulted in the arrest of numerous suspects and the seizure of millions of dollars in drugs and assets, making our community a safer place
* PC Andrew Tummonds for saving the life of a suicidal female, suffering from post-partum depression
* PC Bradley Browne for rescuing 20 people from a burning rooming house
* SGT Tom Hart who was recognized for 25 years of outstanding dedication to the Big Brothers and Sisters organization. His award was presented by his former Little Brother, now a D/Cst. with DRPS.
Congratulations and thank you to all the recipients for truly making a difference in our community.
One highlight of the night was a speech from 10-year-old Nicholas McLaughlin, our Police Chief for a Day, who impressed the crowd when he presented his essay about what it would be like to be a police officer.
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PC Josh Conner accepts his award (JPG file, 253.7K bytes)
Sgt. Tom Hart receives his recognition (JPG file, 280.0K bytes)