On Wednesday November 6th, two Bay Ward residents were honoured at the 2019 Community Police Awards Ceremony with a Certificate of Valour.
The Certificate of Valour was presented to the following three members of the community who, in an act of personal bravery or highly-meritorious service, provided assistance to another individual or member of the Ottawa Police Service:
- For his assistance during an armed robbery: Mr. Jamie Mailman;
- For his assistance during an armed robbery: Bay Ward resident Mr. André Bourgon;
- For her assistance during a medical emergency: Bay Ward resident Ms. Cassidy Lalonde.
The Certificate of Merit was presented to the following nine members of the community who, in an act of unselfishness, provided assistance or demonstrated a unique concern for the safety and well-being of another individual or the community:
- For their assistance during a medical emergency: Mr. Igor Tomanic, Mr. Marc Preuss and Ms. Marjorie McCoriston;
- For her assistance in helping locate a missing elderly male: Ms. Sheila Joly;
- For their assistance in helping locate a missing child: Ms. Krista Stuart, Ms. Megan Macphee, Mr. Joseph Macphee and Ms Nancy Macphee;
- For his assistance during a medical emergency: Mr. Justin Villeneuve.
The Thomas G. Flanagan, S.C. Scholarship Certificate was presented to Jijo Shaif, a member of the community who has expressed an interest in a policing career.
Since 1993, this award has been presented annually to Indigenous or racialized women to continue their post-secondary education in a law-related field. The winner was selected by a committee comprised of a representative of the Police Services Board, Executive Command, a community representative, and the Diversity and Race Relations Section. The selection was based on the resume outlining extensive volunteer work and an essay outlining knowledge of the Ottawa Police Service’s community policing philosophy.