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2014-04-16 at 10:23

City police officers to receive service awards Thursday

By tbnewswatch.com

More than a dozen city police officers will be awarded for their service Thursday night.

The Exemplary Service Award will be given to 15 officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service who have more than 20 years of service.

A medal is given for 20 years and a service bar for every 10 years after that.

A dedication to service award will be given to civilian members of the Thunder Bay Police Service with 20 or 30 years.

Sgt. John Read will be awarded with the Common Security and Defence Service Medal from NATO for his time in Afghanistan.

The ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. At the Valhalla Inn.

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tex_mex-fry says:
I'm surprised the comments went this far without someone mentioning the completely unrelated event centre like in every other comments section. C'mon, Thunder Bay! Don't hold out on us now!
4/17/2014 10:42:35 AM
citymtnbiker says:
Thunder Bay Police Officers and police all over are ultimately responsible for their public image. Most officers treat everyone with respect and courtesy. Of course there are officers who don't cope well with the stresses of the job and nowadays with social media and camera phones these officers are being exposed and hopefully dealt with. The officers being rewarded obviously have proven they are worthy of these awards. I may not agree with some of the laws they enforce (i.e marijuana prohibition) but I agree 90% of what they do is necessary!
4/17/2014 4:24:18 AM
Wile E. says:
These medals are for 20 year public service. The other one is for an officers service in Afghanistan. Has nothing to do with bravery or life saving or dangers of the job. Most public and many private sector employees get bonuses and gifts for long term service. Why don't you morons read the article prior to attacking it and those that it's written about. Idiots!!!
4/16/2014 8:05:44 PM
Shane Caker says:
There's nothing wrong with service awards. Have them for every ten days of service for all I care. But please tell me that their union is paying for this, and not me. I got a nice watch after 25 years. From my union, not my employer.
4/16/2014 7:59:03 PM
brandon says:
Medals? Wow! We should start handing out medals to all the occupations that are more dangerous than this, and there are plenty.

1) Fishing/trapping
2) Mining/quarry/oil wells
3) Logging forestry
4) Construction
5) Transportation/storage
6) Farmers Ranchers
7) recycling/garbage workers
8) Housewife

Wish I got medals for showing up.

Policing is not even in the top 30 dangerous jobs in Canada. Nursing is more dangerous.
4/16/2014 12:38:55 PM
unionbay880 says:
Where does it say they are danger medals? You can bend statistics any way you want. These show number of deaths. Show the statistics of number of violent encounters while at work and suddenly the police and corrections would be number one. The difference is the police have the ability to defend themselves against threats better than any of the other professions.
4/16/2014 2:33:09 PM
fairlane says:
Last I checked no fisherman, miner, etc, had to stare down the barrel of gun, get spit at, dealt with drunks, druggies and violent opponents while on the job.

Dangerous those job? Absolutely. Injuries preventible for those jobs? Almost every one.

You can't say that about the dangers of Policing. You can't prevent their dangers.
4/16/2014 2:56:12 PM
spooner19 says:
Really, I guess you don't watch Yukon Gold on the History channel.
4/17/2014 9:50:40 AM
unionbay880 says:
Yeah that's how it happens, every reality show is true to life, no bad acting there.

I just watched COPS, guess they really are in several pursuits and fights every shift.

Storage wars, those guys make $20000 every day.

Honey Booboo.....
4/17/2014 12:26:01 PM
dillon says:
"Hey Grandpa, how did you get that medal? Was it in the great war?"

"No little one, it was for mocking an organization for wanting to recognize it's long-serving employees."
4/16/2014 3:26:10 PM
mystified says:
Aren't you a stellar citizen!
I'd like to see you go into a house full of drunk or stoned people and try to fight off 2 or more belligerent people while trying to quell the situation.
Watch out, you may get a paper cut Troll.
4/16/2014 4:33:08 PM
The Cougar says:
People complain about the Police in this City a lot, but I don't think they appreciate how much work they actually do for our community. Hats off to the boys (and girls) in blue!
4/16/2014 11:32:04 AM
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