Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Local Mounties among those celebrated by North District RCMP

The North District Region of the RCMP hosted their first honours and commendation ceremony since COVID last week, paying tribute to seventeen members of the Force and two civilian employees as part of a Prince George Ceremony on October 13th.

Among those celebrated for their service were two members of the Prince Rupert Detachment.

Sergeant Ryan Pullin was awarded the District Officer Certificate for his work as acting Officer in Charge for the Prince Rupert detachment. 

Sergeant Pullin ran the local detachment in the period of time between the departure of Inspector Blake Ward and the recent arrival Sergeant Gearld Walker.

The Sergeant's term as the Acting Detachment Commander was in place from 2020 to 2022

Constable Tim Cada of the Prince Rupert Detachment was also honoured on the night, celebrated for his 20 years of service with the RCMP.

The ceremony featured a number of Long Service Awards for members, as well as Awards and Commendation for Outstanding Service.

The full list of those honoured can be reviewed below:

District Officer Certificate:
Sgt. Ryan Pullin for Acting as OIC Prince Rupert Detachment 

Long Service Awards: 20 Year: 

Sgt. Ryan Arnold – NCO i/c North District ERT 
Bryan Bouwman (Civilian) – North District OCC Unit 
Cst. Tim Cada – Prince Rupert Detachment 
S/Sgt. Todd Cruch – Prince George Detachment 
Cpl. Craig Douglass – Prince George Detachment 
S/Sgt. Jim Fenske – North District Fraser Fort George Advisory NCO 
Loreen Gillis (Civilian) – North District OCC Unit 
Cpl. Colin Warwick – Prince George Detachment – PDS Unit 

30 Year Long Service Award: 
Blane Angielski (Civilian) – North District OCC Unit Commander 
Supt. Brian Edmonds – North District Assistant Officer 
S/Sgt (retired) Rod Holland – prior to retirement was Kitimat Stikine Advisory NCO. 
S/Sgt. Shaunna Lewis – NCO i/c Burns Lake Detachment 

CO Certificate of Appreciation and St John Life Saving Award:
Cst. Thomas Peters – Tumbler Ridge Detachment. Award for saving a kayaker in dangerous water conditions near Cowichan Bay 

Commanding Officer Commendation & Insignia for Outstanding Service: • 
Cst. Noeimi Duru – Alexis Creek Detachment – Award for her quick actions in dealing with a severed carotid artery on an individual. 
Cpl. Colin Warwick – PG PDS Unit – Award for the apprehension of an armed and dangerous murder suspect. 
Cst. Daniel Farwell – PG City General Duty ‘A’ Watch – Award for the apprehension of an armed and dangerous murder suspect. 
Cst. Lorne Smith – North District Provincial Support Team – Award for negotiating a pilot experiencing a mental health crisis to land the plane safely near Quesnel, B.C. 

Commissioner’s Commendation for outstanding Volunteer Activities Plaque, Certificate, and Insignia. 
Mr. Simon Gould – Awarded for his countless volunteer hours to further police dog handlers’ skills and in the creation and instruction of the Quarry development workshops.

Prince George Television station CKPG provided some coverage and background to the ceremony.

Chief Superintendent Warren Brown noted the challenges faced by members as part of their service to community.

“The men and women of the North District are faced with significant challenges each and every day, including resource challenges. They continue to perform very well, and unfortunately that doesn’t get acknowledged all the time, and this is very important to us to be able to recognize the good work that our folks do” 

More note son the work of Emergency Responders across the Northwest can be explored through our archive page here.

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