Durham Regional Police Detective Terry Haight was presented with the prestigious Ontario Homicide Investigator’s Association Mike Matthews’ Award at the OHIA banquet on May 3 in Niagara Falls.
Detective Haight was selected for his exceptional work during the investigations into the murders of Khristian Ottley and Jeffery Warne and the attempted murder of Syed Rizvi in January 2008. The two accused persons in the case were arrested and brought to justice with Jerome Campbell being sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years and Damion Pearson, who was found guilty of first degree murder, was sentenced to two life sentences with no parole for 25 years.
While honoured to receive the award, Terry is quick to point out that the success of the investigations is, without a doubt, a team effort.
“Terry exemplifies the hallmark characteristics of everything Mike Matthews stood for,” said Detective Sergeant JJ Allan DRPS Homicide Unit. “He is a dedicated member of our team and an invaluable asset to our organization.”
Terry is a 22-year veteran with DRPS and has worked as a front line patrol officer in both Oshawa and Ajax He has also worked in the Major Fraud Unit, as well as the Sexual Assault Unit, before eventually moving to the Homicide Unit as a detective.
The OHIA Mike Matthews’ legacy award is presented to the homicide investigator who contributes outstanding work, displaying a great deal of courage, compassion and tenacity.
Congratulations to Det. Terry Haight on his achievement.
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