Surrey cops given Awards of Valour

B.C. recognizes 22 police officers for their 'remarkable work and brave actions.'

Several Surrey police officers were given awards of valour at a provincial ceremony this week.

The award of valour is the highest honour for police officers in B.C.

Among the recipients are:

• Surrey RCMP Const. Michael Scoretz, who placed himself at personal risk while dealing with a distraught and aggressive male armed with a knife.

• Surrey RCMP Supt. Manny Mann, Sgt. Sodi Dhillon (currently with Federal Serious and Organized Crime), Sgt. Michael Kim (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit), Sgt. Stephen Lee and three officers whose names were withheld for displaying exceptional performance and dedication during a major investigation involving a conspiracy to murder key members of a criminal organization (Project E- Patroon).

• Surrey RCMP Cpl. Anne-Marie Lavallee, Const. Thomas Flynn and Const. Ranjit Seehra, who separated an aggressive male with a knife from a child hostage.

• Const. Andrew Barr (currently with Hope detachment), who placed himself at personal risk to extinguish a burning motorcycle and save the life  of the severely injured rider.

Once a year, British Columbia awards those police officers whose remarkable work and brave actions enhance the safety of their communities.

At B.C.’s 35th annual Police Honours Night, Lt.- Gov. Judith

Guichon and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presented awards to 66 outstanding officers.

In all, 22 officers received the award of valour. These officers made a decision to place themselves at substantial personal risk to save others. Forty-four officers were awarded meritorious service honours, which recognize exemplary performance that exceeds expectations.

 

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