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THUNDER BAY, ON - December 9, 2009 - Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medals were Ontario Conservation Officers Receive Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medalpresented to 17 conservation officers from across northwestern Ontario in recognition of 20 years of exemplary service. 

This is the first year that Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers are being awarded this medal under the authority of the Governor General’s Office.  Three of the 17 conservation officers also received an additional bar in recognition of 30 years of service.  Conservation officers are law enforcement professionals trained to protect the province’s natural resources and Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medalpublic safety, and have powers of inspection, arrest, search and seizure under various statutes.

An additional 58 conservation officers have recognized at similar events across the province this fall.

QUOTES

“The conservation officers receiving this medal have demonstrated excellence and exceptional dedication to the protection and conservation of Ontario’s natural resources and to ensuring the public safety of residents and visitors to Ontario.  I know they will wear these medals proudly.”
– Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources.

QUICK FACTS

• Canada’s Exemplary Service Medals recognize the men and women dedicated to preserving Canada’s public safety through long and outstanding service.
• The Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal was created by the Governor General in June 2004, to recognize peace officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.  
• Conservation officers enforce a range of statutes, including the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the Migratory Birds Convention Act, Small Vessel Regulations, Liquor Licence Act and Fisheries Act.

LEARN MORE

• Find out more about the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal at www.gg.ca.
• Learn more about the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medals Award recipients (in backgrounder)
• Learn more about the role of a conservation officer at ontario.ca/conservationofficer.

BACKGROUNDER
 

 
Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medals
Award Recipients
 
Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medals were presented to the following recipients at a ceremony in Thunder Bay on December 4, 2009
 

NAME
TITLE
LOCATION
 
YEARS OF SERVICE – 30
 
Dick de Groot
Conservation Officer
Dryden
Douglas Gibb
Regional Enforcement Operations Manager
Thunder Bay
David Lyons
Retired
Atikokan
 
 
 
 
YEARS OF SERVICE – 20
 
David H. Anderson
Enforcement Supervisor
Red Lake
John Carson     
Conservation Officer
Ignace
Paul Dennis
Conservation Officer
Terrace Bay
Stephen Emms
Provincial Training Officer
Thunder Bay
Alan Farrer
Retired
Kenora
Joan Hubay
Enforcement Supervisor
Kenora
Don.Maw
Conservation Officer
Red Lake
Tim Neidenbach
Conservation Officer
Red Lake
Axel Nowak
Conservation Officer
Thunder Bay
Dave Saunders
Enforcement Supervisor
Fort Frances
William Michael Veniot
Conservation Officer
Fort Frances
Allan Wilkinson
Conservation Officer
Kenora
Graham Yule
Conservation Officer
Sioux Lookout
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
     
 
 

 

 

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