His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented DRP Constable Scott Dargie with the Medal of Bravery on Feb.24 in Ottawa. The Medal of Bravery recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.
Cst. Dargie was honoured for his actions during a 2008 incident in Oshawa. On Nov. 29, 2008, Constable Scott Dargie along with Richard Kelly, and Kevin Thomas risked their lives in an effort to restrain a violent man in Oshawa. An armed intruder had entered Mr. Kelly’s house and attacked his wife and his two youngest sons. Mr. Kelly was stabbed several times as he tried to keep the man away from the other members of the family in the house.
Despite his wounds, Mr. Kelly managed to grab the knife away from the attacker and throw it into the basement. He then stumbled outside, where he fell to the ground. Cst. Dargie arrived at the scene and was confronted by the attacker, who came at him with a hammer. Cst. Dargie drew his gun and ordered the man to drop his weapon; but the man ran inside another house and threatened to strike its elderly occupant.
Cst. Dargie followed him and fired two shots, successfully disabling the assailant. He then dragged the struggling man outside, where, with the help of Mr. Thomas, he was restrained. Sadly, the ordeal cost the lives of Mr. Kelly, his wife and one of their sons.
The Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972 to recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or to protect the lives of others. DRPS congratulates Scott on receiving this honour.
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Cst. Dargie receives his award from the Governor General (JPG file, 116.4K bytes)