Five Belleville police officers nominated for hero awards

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Five Belleville police officers nominated for hero awards



Another Belleville Police officer has been nominated for recognition for service to the community.

Constable Terri Smith's name was put forward for the Police Association of Ontario's Hero of the Year Award in connection with the shooting incident at Quinte Secondary School in March of last year.

The unidentified person who nominated her said she and all the officers who responded, along with school staff, helped to protect the lives of hundreds of students, and their heroism ensured no one was hurt..     

Detective-Sergeant Ian Jarvis, Constable Todd Bennett and Detective-Constables Pat Kellar and Mark Abrams are also being considered for the award, which will be presented at an association meeting in mid-May.

The award recognizes members of the Police Association who go above and beyond the call of duty on the job, and members who distinguish themselves through work in their communities.  For the 1st "Hero of the Year" award in 2016,  over 200 nominations from residents across the province were submitted for consideration.  READ the stories of last year's recipients

Residents are encouraged to submit their nominations to the Police Association of Ontario, online at www.policehero.ca, or through social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). Nominations will be accepted until March 19. 

This nomination can be related to a specific event whereby a Police Officer or a Civilian Police Services Employee went above and beyond the call of duty, or it can be in recognition for their ongoing support and involvement within their respective community.  See nominees for 2017 award.

Read More: News, Quinte

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