MK/SB/St. Joesph Foundation
Current Weather
1.1°C Showers SE 14 km/h
Full Forecast
Tbnewswatch Local News
Sunday December 21 2014
8:17 PM EST
Badanai
Sign/Prestige Home Comfort
Signature Ad
Signature Ad
Sky/Canada Games Complex
2014-04-22 at 13:37

Five local police officers to receive medals of bravery

AD
ENERGY 103 104Enter your Birthday Greeting here and Win a 18" Cheese & Pepperoni Party Pizza from Franki's Pizzeria. Only on Your Station for 80’s 90’s and Now Energy 103 104 Click Here!
By tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY -- Five city police officers will receive national medals of bravery.

The five officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service will be among 43 people receiving medals from the Governor General of canada in Ottawa on Thursday.

Gov.-Gen. David Johnston will present one star of courage and 42 medals of bravery in recognition of people who have risked their lives to try and save protect the lives of others.

Const. Kevin Carroll, James Arthur Elvish, Clark McKever, Kenneth Ogima and Jason Rybak will each be presented a medal of Bravery in recognition of their bravery during a water rescue in 2010.

At about 10:30 p.m. on May 26, 2010, city police, paramedics and firefighter responded to a reported vehicle in the water at Marina Park.

Despite the low visibility, the officers located the wreck as it sank into Lake Superior, smashed out the windows and pulled the victim to safety.

"These officers symbolize what it takes to serve and protect our community,” said police chief J.P Levesque of the incident that earned his officers their pending medals. “A life was saved because these members put their own lives at risk."

 


Click here to submit a letter to the editor.

Click here to report a typo or error

Tbnewswatch.com(2)

Banner/Christmas/Vector Construction

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
YellowSnow13 says:
Gentlemen! Congratulations!
4/22/2014 2:30:19 PM
ThunderBayFullOfCrime says:
The police don't get enough credit! Congrats and thank you for your service!
4/22/2014 11:56:17 PM
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Log In
 
 
BB/Mount McRae Vista
BB/Copperfin Credit Union

Events