More than 4,000 vinyl stickers sold for Police Exemplary Service Medal recipients
Seven months ago, recipients of the Governor General’s Police Exemplary Service Medal (PESM) were invited to order a special vinyl sticker created just for these award winners, with all proceeds going directly to Boots on the Ground, a first responders peer support counseling group.
Hal Cunningham, a retired Toronto Police Service staff sergeant and PESM recipient who started the vinyl sticker program, says he is pleased to see more than 4,000 stickers purchased and now being displayed across Canada on personal vehicles, ATVs and motorcycles.
“A total donation of $20,000 has been generated and, after expenses, approximately $15,000 will be donated to Boots on the Ground,” he told Blue Line in an email. “This is the largest donation to the organization, according to its founder, Dave McLennan.”
Reports from coast to coast are being received of sightings of personal cars discreetly dis-playing this recognition of their service.
“The general public are not aware of what this car sticker signifies and our awardees have expressed extreme pride for having the opportunity to display their medal to other members of our police family,” he added.
The sticker program is winding down, according to Cunningham, and will end in a few months.
If you are a PESM recipient and would like to purchase a $5 car sticker, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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