Durham Police Constable Glen Turpin was honoured at the Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in Ottawa this week. The Canadian Professional Police Association (CPPA) recognized five officers from across Canada whose bravery and commitment to their profession far exceeded the call of duty.
In May 2005, Cst. Turpin responded to a call in Whitby regarding an armed person with a hostage. After multiple attempts to communicate with the male, and fearing for the victim's life as the male was dragging her back into a house, Cst. eventually fired his weapon, fatally wounding the suspect.
The CPPA recognized Cst. Turpin for his "high level of calm and professionalism" and recognized that he was responsible for saving this woman’s life.
The Minister of Public Safety, Stockwell Day joined CPPA President Tony Cannavino in presenting the 2006 Awards of Excellence. President Cannavino says the courage and dedication of these officers is a source of inspiration and motivation to colleagues right across Canada.
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