Insp. Andrew Maksymchuk takes 2018 OPP Commissioner’s Award for Veteran of the Year
At the annual Ontario Provincial Police Veteran’s Association (OPPVA) general meeting in May, Comm. Thomas Carrique presented the 2018 Commissioner’s Award for Veteran of the Year to retired Insp. Andrew “Maks” Maksymchuk.
Maks has done considerable research on the OPP and authored three books. He also initiated and advocated for the creation of the OPP Silent Partner Award, a recognition that was created to honour the wives of OPP officers who served in years past at remote detachments and contributed countless unpaid hours to supporting their husbands in their policing roles.