West Shore officers receive top honours

Local members honoured for intervening in two separate suicide attempts

Those whom demonstrate bravery and dedication beyond the call of duty were recognized last week at the 35th annual Police Honours Night.

In total, 56 men and women in various positions and ranks from municipal departments and RCMP detachments were honoured, maintaining a tradition that began back in 1981, with Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris presenting this year’s awards.

Among the evening’s honourees were two West Shore RCMP officers, Cpl. Mitchell Fiddick and Const. Marc Julien, who removed a man from his exhaust-filled garage on Volmer Road in Colwood during an apparent suicide attempt in March of last year.

Both officers suffered carbon monoxide inhalation during the rescue and were hospitalized after the incident.

West Shore RCMP Const. Justin Floyd was also honoured for saving a suicidal woman from jumping off a cliff.

Award recipients were selected by a committee comprised of representatives from the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police and the ministry’s police services division. For more information go to pssg.gov.bc.ca/policeservices.

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