CJOB's Robert Holland reporting
Appreciation was the focus of a special ceremony Wednesday at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
The site was the backdrop to honour those who have shown dedication and loyalty to the Force. Assistant Commissioner Bill Robinson, Commanding Officer of "D" Division, presented several awards including bravery, outstanding service and certificates of appreciation.
45 staff, including regular members, civilian members and public service employees, received Long Service Awards
And Two regular members received the Commanding Officer’s Commendation for Bravery.
Constable Kevin BERNIER was recognized for his courageous and meritorious actions on August 11, 2011, in The Pas. While off duty, He helped a woman being attacked by a man. Cst. BERNIER alone subdued the male and managed to keep the victim at the scene until other members arrived.
And Constable Gilles GRAVELLE was recognized for his courageous and meritorious efforts in the July 23rd rescue last year in The Pas, of a young woman who had walked into the flooded Saskatchewan River. Cst. GRAVELLE retrieved the young woman from the water while wearing his full duty belt and with no flotation device and proceeded to administer CPR until assistance arrived.
Meantime, Chief Rick Hiebert of the Winkler Police Service and Chief Brad Neduzak of the Morden Police Service accepted the Commissioners Certificate of Appreciation for their role in the 2010 Winter Olympics.