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MEDAL OF BRAVERY CITATIONS


April 25, 2014
By Corrie Sloot

MEDAL OF BRAVERY

Constable Andrew Robert Aucoin

Constable Todd Anton Ronald Glemser

On October 16, 2011, RCMP constables Andrew Aucoin and Todd Glemser along with brothers Larry Angasuk Jr. and Teddy Omilgoituk, braved intense heat, smoke and flames to rescue two children from a burning house, in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Larry was able to bring one of the children to safety, but Teddy, trying to reach his little sister in an upstairs bedroom, became overwhelmed by the smoke and had to rush outside. Constables Aucoin and Glemser ran in and managed to bring out the child who, sadly, did not survive.

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Sergeant Paul Charles Avanthay

Constable Norbert Alexander Constant

On October 28, 2009, RCMP Sergeant Paul Avanthay and Constable Norbert Constant rescued a suicidal woman who had jumped from a hydro dam into the Winnipeg River, in Powerview, Manitoba. Both men entered the freezing water and, wading against the powerful current, brought the woman to shore.

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Constable Kevin Carroll

Constable James Arthur Elvish

Constable Clark McKever

Constable Kenneth Ogima

Constable Jason Rybak

On May 26, 2010, Thunder Bay Police constables Kevin Carroll, James Elvish, Clark McKever, Kenneth Ogima and Jason Rybak rescued a woman from a submerged vehicle, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Despite the low visibility, they located the wreck as it sank into Lake Superior, smashed out the windows and pulled the victim to safety.

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Constable Deanna Theresa Hagen

On November 9, 2009, RCMP Constable Deanna Hagen rescued a young girl from a possible drowning in the Atlantic Ocean, in Coco Beach, Florida, U.S.A. Seeing the victim struggling in the water nearly half a kilometre away, Constable Hagen swam out to reach her side. Even though the panicked girl climbed onto her rescuer and pushed her under the surface several times, Constable Hagen still managed to swim against the powerful undertow and bring the girl safely back to the beach.

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Constable Susan McCormick

On November 25, 2011, Constable Susan McCormick, of the Windsor Police Service, rescued a suicidal man who was in danger of drowning in the Detroit River, in Windsor, Ontario. Constable McCormick entered the freezing water and struggled in the fast-moving current to reach the unconscious man and bring him closer to shore, where others helped pull them both out.

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Sergeant John L. Jorginson

On May 12, 2011, Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant John Jorginson along with two citizens, Alexander Robertson and David Simpson, rescued a woman from a burning vehicle, in Bracebridge, Ontario. Despite the thick smoke and intensifying flames, the rescuers managed to pull the injured victim out of the car and bring her to safety.

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Corporal Scott Joseph Young

On June 17, 2010, RCMP Corporal Scott Young rescued a suicidal woman from the Slave River, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He swam out several hundreds of metres in the frigid, fast-moving river to reach the victim. Despite her protests, he was able to pull her to safety.

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Corporal Scott Joseph Young

On June 17, 2010, RCMP Corporal Scott Young rescued a suicidal woman from the Slave River, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He swam out several hundreds of metres in the frigid, fast-moving river to reach the victim. Despite her protests, he was able to pull her to safety.

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Corporal Scott Joseph Young, M.B.
Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Inuvik, Northwest Territories

On June 17, 2010, RCMP Corporal Scott Young rescued a suicidal woman from the Slave River, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He swam out several hundreds of metres in the frigid, fast-moving river to reach the victim. Despite her protests, he was able to pull her to safety.