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Medal of Merit Investiture


October 2, 2013
By Morley Lymburner

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over an investiture ceremony for the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, held at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec, on Friday, October 4, 2013. The Governor General, who is chancellor of the Order, bestowed the honour on one Commander, nine Officers and thirteen Members.

COMMANDER

Commissioner Christopher D. Lewis, C.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ont.

OFFICERS

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Chief Keith J. Atkinson, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Brandon Police Service, Man.

Chief Paul Douglas Cook, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
North Bay Police Service, Ont.

Chief Richard Hanson, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Calgary Police Service, Alta.

Chief Roderick Robert Knecht, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Edmonton Police Service, Alta.

Director Marc Parent, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Service de police de la ville de Montréal, Que.

Chief Daniel Colin Parkinson, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Cornwall Community Police Service, Ont.

Chief Constable Robert A. Rich, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Abbotsford Police Department, B.C.

Deputy Director General Marcel Savard, O.O.M.
Sûreté du Québec, Montréal, Que.

Superintendent Donald J.J. Spicer, O.O.M.
This is promotion within the Order.
Halifax Regional Police Service, N.S.

MEMBERS

Constable Michael Arruda, M.O.M.
Service de police de la ville de Montréal, Que.

Chief Superintendent Donald William Bell, M.O.M.
Ontario Provincial Police, Aurora, Ont.

Sergeant Colin Evan Lamont Brown, M.O.M.
Victoria Police Department, B.C.

Sergeant Charles Dubois, M.O.M.
Service de police de la ville de Montréal, Que.

Detective Sergeant Leonard Gordon Isnor, M.O.M.
Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ont.

Deputy Commissioner Douglas Lang, M.O.M.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ont.

Deputy Chief Robert D. Morin, M.O.M.
Regina Police Service, Sask.

Chief Superintendent Joseph Oliver, M.O.M.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ont.

Inspector Adua Porteous, M.O.M.
Vancouver Police Department, B.C.

Superintendent Paul Richards, M.O.M.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver, B.C.

Inspector Allan Godfrey Sauve, M.O.M.
Canadian Pacific Police Service, Alta.

Chaplain James E. Turner, M.O.M.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver, B.C.

Detective Sergeant Benoit Vigeant, M.O.M.
Service de police de la ville de Montréal, Que.

Please note that the information in this program reflects the rank and posting of the members at the time of their appointment to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

ORDER OF MERIT OF THE POLICE FORCES FACT SHEET