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Three more local officers nominated as heroes



There are three more local police officers nominated for the Police Association of Ontario's Hero of the Year Award.

An unidentified person put forward the names, before the Sunday deadline, of Belleville Police Detective-Constable Ann Earle-Dempsey, Central Hastings O-P-P Constable Alana Deubel and Stirling-Rawdon Police Constable Scott Burke. 

The three are involved in a program each winter to provide low income working families with winter outer wear. They also help throughout the year with fundraising, running a non profit committee, and being part of a team of volunteers.

Five other local officers, all from Belleville, have also been nominated for the award, which will be presented in mid-May.

Constable Terri Smith, 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

The 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.

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