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Vernon RCMP officer receives honour

Even on days off, local police officers are there to help the public.

And a Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer received provincial recognition for his off-duty actions Thursday in Victoria.

Const. Michael Jacobson, now with North Okanagan Traffic Services, was one of 60 B.C. police officers recognized at the 32nd annual Police Honours Night at Government House.

The event was hosted by B.C.’s newly appointed Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

Jacobson was given a Meritorious Service award for his dedication while off-duty in rendering first aid to a seriously injured pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.

Thirty-four police officers were awarded meritorious service honours. This designates officers who acted in a manner significantly beyond the expected.

A total of 25 officers received the Award of Valour, the highest award for a police officer in B.C. These officers made a decision to place themselves in extreme danger to save others.

“I am comforted knowing our citizens are served by such fine officers,” said Guichon.

“This year’s recipients are a shining example of the values and dedication our police agencies embody, and I thank them for their commitment to the people of British Columbia.”

For the first time, the awards were live-streamed on the Internet, making it possible for media, police detachments and families of the award recipients to watch.

 

 

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