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  DRP Supports Local Teen Through Personal Struggle

Oct 09, 2012 10:06 ET

The Durham Regional Police Service, Durham Regional Police Association and the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club teamed up in an effort to show their ongoing support towards Connor Stevenson, the Durham teen who was shot this summer at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

Thirteen-year-old Connor was with his mother and 15-year-old sister Taylor, when a stray bullet hit him in the head after a gunman open fired in the food court. Taylor bravely shielded her younger brother until police and EMS could arrive.

Connor has undergone complicated neurosurgery and many months of rehabilitation. Unfortunately the battle continues to rage on for this incredible young man and his family as he faces yet another surgery.

At the game on Oct. 8, Cst. Darryl Rice and Oshawa Generals Vice President Duncan Stauth presented Connor and Taylor with personalized Oshawa Generals jerseys, a John Tavares replica stick, a personalized stick signed by Adam Foote, a donated rugby ball signed with good wishes by DRPS officers and a gift certificate for the family from the DRPA.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this inspirational young man as he continues to face additional surgery and we wish him the best for a speedy recovery.

Special thanks to Cst. Darryl Rice and Oshawa Generals Marketing and Sales Director Rick Radovski for organizing this day for Connor and his family.

Below are attached files.
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Connor and Taylor drop the ceremonial puck with Vice President Stauth and Cst. Darryl Rice (JPG file, 490.0K bytes)
Connor and Taylor's dad Craig and Darryl's son Lucas join them for a tour of the Generals' locker room (JPG file, 472.3K bytes)
Connor, Darryl and Taylor inside the locker room (JPG file, 380.0K bytes)