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Local OPP Officers Received Awards at 2017 Central Region Award Ceremony

26/05/17

(COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO) Several officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently received awards at the 2017 Central Region OPP Award ceremony which took place last Friday at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club near Orillia.

Numerous officers from across Central Region were honoured for their work and years of dedication with the OPP. Amongst those officers were Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Special Provincial Constable Tracey Clarke who received an award for her 30 years of service with the OPP.

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP Constable Andrew Thomas and OPP Constable Andrew Cordeiro as well as a member of the public received Life Saving awards for their implication in a March 2016 incident where officers received a 911 call in regards an elderly male that had fallen into the water off a pier at Lighthouse Point. The complainant who called 911 held on to the male until police arrived. The two dispatched officers immediately took action, one going in the water with the other officer assisting from the pier where they subsequently lifted him out to a waiting ambulance where he was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The complainant in the incident also received an award related to his implication in the incident.

As well Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP Constable Kevin Cornell, OPP Constable Ryan Lehr and OPP Constable Richard Law and a member of the public also received Life Saving awards for their implication in a February 2017 incident where an officer on Mill Street in Thornbury was alerted to a male that had collapsed on the sidewalk nearby. The officer began cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and requested that a defibrillator be brought to scene by another OPP officer. Grey County Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the male to an area hospital.

OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes was on hand to present the awards to the many worthy recipients.

PC Martin Hachey

705-445-4321


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