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Governor General to invest 53 recipients into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

May 22, 2007

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside at the investiture of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces on Friday, May 25, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Rideau Hall.

The Governor General will present a total of 53 Canadians with their insignia. One Commander, 10 officers and 42 members will be invested.

The Order was created in October 2000 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of the Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community. There are three levels of membership—Commander, Officer and Member—that reflect long-term, outstanding service in varying degrees of responsibility. Each level has corresponding post-nominal letters: C.O.M., O.O.M. and M.O.M.

The media schedule for the ceremony, additional information about the Order, recipients’ names are attached.  Please click on our web site at www.gg.ca for further information on the Order or visit the Web site of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police at http://www.cacp.ca .

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Public and Media information
Marie-Paule Thorn
Rideau Hall Press Office
613- 993-2569
1 800 465-6890

ANNEX A

Members of the media are asked to observe the following schedule:

10:15 a.m.  Arrival of media through the Princess Anne entrance

10:25 a.m.  Guests begin to take their seats in the Ballroom

10:30 a.m.  Sound and light checks

11:00 a.m.  The Governor General enters the Ballroom
The Governor General speaks
The Governor General presents recipients with their insignia of membership
The Principal Commander speaks

12:00 p.m.  National anthem and end of ceremony

12:05 p.m.  Media interviews with recipients

ANNEX B

The badge of the Order is a blue-enamelled, straight-end cross (the same as that of the Order of Military Merit) with a distinguishing ribbon of three equal bands of blue, gold and blue.

The governor general is the chancellor and one of the commanders of the Order. The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the principal commander of the Order, submits recommendations for appointment to the governor general on behalf of an advisory committee. Nominations for appointment to the Order may be made by submitting the name of a member or employee of a police force to the commanding officer of that police force.

RECIPIENTS

COMMANDER

Detective Sergeant Tony Cannavino, C.O.M.

Sûreté du Québec, Ottawa, Ont.

OFFICERS

Deputy Chief Constable James S. Chu, O.O.M.

Vancouver Police Department, B.C.

Chief William J. Closs, O.O.M.

Kingston Police, Ont.

Assistant Commissioner Sandra Mae Marie Conlin, O.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ont.

Constable Jean-Guy Dagenais, O.O.M.

Sûreté du Québec, Sainte-Julie, Que.

Director Yvan Delorme, O.O.M.

Montreal Police Service, Que.

Assistant Director Jean-Guy Gagnon, O.O.M.

Montreal Police Service, Que.

Assistant Commissioner Howard Darrell Martin Madill, O.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Man.

Assistant Commissioner Michael F. McDonell, O.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ont.

Chief Superintendent Randy Starrett Robar, O.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Deputy Chief Anthony John Warr, O.O.M.

Toronto Police Service, Ont.

MEMBERS

Inspector Donald John Adam, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey, B.C.

Sergeant Brenton Robert Baulkham, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton, Alta.

Corporal Michel Bérubé, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Westmount, Que.

Chief Allen G. Bodechon, M.O.M.

Saint John Police Force, N.B.

Chief Joseph F. Browne, M.O.M.

Royal , N.L. Constabulary, St. John’s, , N.L.

Inspector Myles F. Burke, M.O.M.

Cape Breton Regional Police Service, Sydney, N.S.

Assistant Director Yves Charette, M.O.M.

Montreal Police Service, Que.

Corporal Thomas David Clark, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Victoria, B.C.

Constable Edward P. Conway, M.O.M.

Brandon Police Service, Man.

Chief Ian Davidson, M.O.M.

Greater Sudbury Police Service, Ont.

Superintendent P. J. Keith Duggan, M.O.M.

Edmonton Police Service, Alta.

Constable Ralph E. Edwards, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Hamilton, Ont.

Sergeant Major Robert Gordon James Gallup, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Fredericton, N.B.

Staff Sergeant Warren L. Ganes, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Innisfail, Alta.

Staff Superintendent Richard J. Gauthier, M.O.M.

Toronto Police Service, Ont.

Staff Superintendent Gary Frank Grant, M.O.M.

Toronto Police Service, Ont.

Staff Sergeant Sylvio Alfred Gravel, M.O.M.

Ottawa Police Service, Ont.

Inspector Charles Patrick Green, M.O.M.

Durham Regional Police Service, Whitby, Ont.

Deputy Chief Troy C. Hagen, M.O.M.

Regina Police Service, Sask.

Deputy Chief Bruce Kenneth Herridge, M.O.M.

York Regional Police, Newmarket, Ont.

Deputy Chief D. Eric Jolliffe, M.O.M.

York Regional Police, Newmarket, Ont.

Staff Sergeant Kathleen Ann King, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Man.

Detective Sergeant Derrick John Klassen, M.O.M.

Canadian Police College, Ottawa, Ont.

Inspector Terry Wayne Kopan, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver, B.C.

Constable Claude Larocque, M.O.M.

Montreal Police Service, Que.

Ms. Louise Christina Logue, M.O.M.

Ottawa Police Service, Ont.

Chief Superintendent Patrick F. McCloskey, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Superintendent Gordon Christopher McRae, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey, B.C.

Staff Sergeant Robert Wayne Meredith, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton, Alta.

Detective Sergeant Kenneth S. Molloy, M.O.M.

Winnipeg Police Service, Man.

Sergeant Hugh Robert Muir, M.O.M.

Stellarton Police Service, N.S.

Chief Brian Mullan, M.O.M.

Hamilton Police Service, Ont.

Staff Sergeant Lawren Andrew Nause, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Newmarket, Ont.

Inspector Brian Robert Pitman, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey, B.C.

Sergeant Deborah June Pond,  M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, London, Ont.

Constable Lesley-Jane Ripley, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton, Alta.

Mr. Glenwood L. Selig, M.O.M.

Halifax Regional Police, N.S.

Chief Lorne W. Smith, M.O.M.

New Glasgow Police Service, N.S.

Staff Sergeant David Raymond Tipple, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, St. John’s, , N.L.

Inspector Robert John Williams, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton, Alta.

Inspector David Gerard Wojcik. M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Halifax, N.S.

Chief Constable Walter Lorne Zapotichny, M.O.M.

New Westminster Police Service, B.C.

Updated: 2007-05-22
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