Niagara Constable Among Heroic Firefighters And Police Officers Receive Top Ontario Honours

NRP’s Chris Lindey Among 21 Honoured with Ontario’s       Medals for Bravery

News from the Government of Ontario

Posted November 28th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Queen’s Park, Toronto – Six firefighters and 15 police officers received Ontario’s top honours for bravery last night.

Niagara Regional Police Constable Chris Lindey at Queen's Park, receiving Medal of Bravery from Ontario's Lieutenant Government Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Niagara Regional Police Constable Chris Lindey at Queen’s Park, receiving Medal of Bravery from Ontario’s Lieutenant Government Elizabeth Dowdeswell

The Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery and the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery are the province’s highest honours in recognition of firefighters and police officers whose actions demonstrate outstanding courage.

This year’s ceremony awarded honours for both 2015 and 2016.

Niagara Regional Police Service

  • Constable Chris Lindey

(A Brief Note from Niagara At Large – Constable Chris Lindey received the Medal of Bravery for risking his life saving a woman who fell through ice on a stretch of the Welland Canal running past the Welland community of Dain City near Forkes Road this past February 2016. The NRP officer fell through the ice himself before placing a rope around the woman so she could be pulled safely to shore. Both he and the woman were then taken to the hospital were treated for hypothermia.)

Gravenhurst Fire Department

  • Firefighter Bill Brazeau
  • Firefighter Ryan Brazeau

Halton Hills Fire Department

  • Fire Chief Brent Marshall
  • Deputy Fire Chief Harry Olivieri
  • Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Morrison

Toronto Fire Services

  • Firefighter Dave Archer

The recipients of the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery are:

Belleville Police Service

  • Constable Daniel Joly
  • Constable Corey McGee

Chatham-Kent Police Service

  • Constable Fraser Curtis

Durham Regional Police Service

  • Detective Constable Bryan Armstrong

Ontario Provincial Police

  • Provincial Constable William Barber (Prince Edward County Detachment)
  • Provincial Constable Andrew Sloss (Temiskaming Detachment)
  • Provincial Constable Marty Thibault (Temiskaming Detachment)

Owen Sound Police Service

  • Constable Patrick Rawn

Peel Regional Police

  • Constable Kevin Morrison

Toronto Police Service

  • Constable Mark Borsboom
  • Constable Erik Corba
  • Constable Zoran Ivkovic
  • Constable Jean-Marc Loiselle
  • Constable Eric Ka Wai Yu

QUICK FACTS

  • Since 1976, 223 Ontario Medals for Firefighter Bravery have been awarded.
  • Since 1975, 269 Ontario Medals for Police Bravery have been awarded.
  • An independent body of citizens from the firefighting and policing communities representing all regions of Ontario determines medal recipients

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

QUOTES

“It is my privilege to present 21 Ontarians with the Ontario Medals for Police and Firefighter Bravery, our province’s highest honours for exceptional courage in the line of duty. On behalf of the people of Ontario, I thank these distinguished honourees for their service, which forms an important part of our collective story and is a source of inspiration for all.”  — The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Our province’s first responders are ready to put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and keep Ontario safe. These awards recognize the extraordinary acts of courage within our firefighting and law enforcement communities. I salute these heroes on behalf of a grateful province, and hope that they wear these medals with pride.”  — David Orazietti, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

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