Police, volunteers and citizens recognized for lifesaving efforts and exceptional work

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Mayor Lois Jackson with Joyce Marshall, Delta Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year
Mayor Lois Jackson with Joyce Marshall, Delta Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year
Mayor Lois Jackson with Joyce Marshall, Delta Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year

Saving a teenager in crisis one night on the Alex Fraser Bridge, rescuing a woman held hostage at knife point, ensuring a nephew who defrauded his elderly uncle of $300,000 would face charges – these were some highlights of the Delta Police Department’s annual award ceremony February 1, 2018.

“On a daily basis Delta Police officers, staff, volunteers and citizens contribute hundreds of hours to public safety,” says Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord. “This ceremony was about recognizing their exceptional accomplishments, and saying thank you. For example, last February one of our volunteers assisted officers with a woman in grave distress in Ladner– translating and helping ease her desperation. It is wonderful to be able to officially recognize Mr. Karn Shergill for his efforts.”

The Delta Police Department Annual Awards ceremony honored 29 officers, police staff and members of the community. A full list of names and awards are listed below.

Cst. Kathy Bauman, Patrol Officer of the Year, with Chief Constable Neil Dubord and Delta Police Association Vice President Sgt. Brian Hill
Cst. Kathy Bauman, Patrol Officer of the Year, with Chief Constable Neil Dubord and Delta Police Association Vice President Sgt. Brian Hill

Other highlights included a presentation by St. John’s Ambulance to Sergeant Brian Hill, who was recognized for saving a woman’s life, while off duty on vacation in Oregon, USA.

Another officer was recognized for helping to save a life that night in September 2016, when police attended to nine overdoses of fentanyl tainted drugs in South Delta. Constable John Smith determined there was one person who had likely consumed drugs, but wasn’t with his friends – his quick actions to locate the man and alert the fire department occurred in the nick of time.

The Delta Police Department recognizes the exemplary service, sacrifice and contribution made by these individuals. They epitomize the department’s values of Honour, Integrity, Courage and Trust.