Ridge Meadows RCMP hosts Awards Night

Ridge Meadows

2024-04-11 14:45 HAP

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP hosted an awards night to recognize the contributions of police officers, volunteers and municipal employees in 2023. Two awards were also presented to honour Constable Rick O’Brien.

On April 6, 2024, Ridge Meadows RCMP invited officers, staff and community partners to recognize the hard work and bravery of officers serving Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and the Katzie First Nation. In attendance were RCMP members from the BC RCMP and Ridge Meadows RCMP, elected officials from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge Fire Department and Maple Ridge Bylaw, amongst others.

Picture of Ridge Meadows RCMP A Watch Members

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Picture of Road Safety Target Team

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A total of 18 awards were presented to individuals and units during the evening, including:

The Rick O’Brien Youth Engagement Award – Unit
Presented to the Ridge Family Youth and Resources Support Team (FYRST), comprising of Constable Tisha Parsons, Samantha French, and Danielle Bosma, for playing a crucial role in building resilience among young people and fostering positive relationships with their peers, school, and family.

Picture of Constable Sanders and Ridge FYRST presented with the Rick O'Brien award by Supt. Wendy Mehat.

Click here for larger picture of Constable Sanders and Ridge FYRST presented with the Rick O'Brien award by Supt. Wendy Mehat.

Perseverance in an Investigation – Individual
Presented to Constable Sukhpreet Haer and Constable Ben Stephens for spotting and arresting a well-known prolific offender with outstanding warrants and driving while prohibited during patrols in downtown Maple Ridge. The offender injured a civilian while attempting to evade police but Constables Haer and Stephens worked to ensure the safety of the civilian while taking the suspect into custody.

Volunteer of the Year
Presented to John Petty for passionately serving the Ridge Meadows community for over 30 years, commitment to the Speed Watch program and willingness to take on special Crime Prevention Unit projects or tasks.

Bravery (Off-Duty) – Individual
Presented to Constable Shaveta Gahunia for her swift and decisive actions as an off-duty police officer during a perilous fire, fearlessly entered a burning building, risking her safety to rescue those left inside.

Click here for full list of Awards recipients.

Picture of BC RCMP members and Maple Ridge city officials at RIdge Meadows RCMP Awards Night

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Ridge Meadows RCMP extends their sincerest thanks to all attendees and profound gratitude to all officers, municipal support staff and volunteers for everything they do to keep the Ridge Meadows community safe.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Tisha Parsons
Agente des relations avec les médias
GRC de Ridge Meadows
11990, place Haney, Maple Ridge (C.-B.) V2X 9B8
Bureau : 604-476-6917

Courriel : tisha.parsons@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : ridgemeadows.rcmp.ca (en anglais seulement)

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