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Recognizing service at 25th annual police awards

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By Nick Seebruch
Recognizing service at 25th annual police awards
Cornwall Police Service Chief Danny Aikman at the Police Service Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 24, 2019 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) held their 25th annual Retirement and Recognition Evening at the Ramada Inn on Thursday, Oct. 24.

“I can tell you that the residents of Cornwall greatly values their Cornwall Police Service,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement during the opening remarks.

“We are here to recognize the accomplishments of the CPS over the past year,” said CPS Chief Danny Aikmen. “Everyday I hear and see the great work our officers do.”

Retiring officers who were recognized included Detective Sergeant Marc Bissonnette, Sergeant Trevor Butler, and Executive Assistant Diane Gibeau.

“I would like to thank all of the people that I’ve worked with,” said Bissonnette. “It’s been a great career. It’s great to see my son take the wings and become a police officer and all I can say is stay safe out there.”

In addition to the awards given for years of service, and dedication, there were also awards given for Excellence in Investigation, Community Service and Team Achievement.

The Team Achievement Award recognized more than two dozen officers who were involved in an incident earlier this year. On Jan. 7, 2019, eight individuals were arrested after CPS officers were called to a residence on Guy St. Inside, they found one individual who was bleeding heavily and was being restrained on the floor.

Thanks to the intervention of the CPS, all individuals plead guilty this year to charges that ranged from Conspiracy to Commit Murder to Breach of Probation.

The victim in the incident thanked the police, telling them that he believed that he would have died in that apartment had they not intervened.

The full list of award recipients is as follows:

RETIREES

Detective Sergeant Marc Bissonnette

Sergeant Trevor Butler

Executive Assistant Mrs. Diane Gibeau

POLICE EXEMPLARY SERVICE 20 YEAR MEDAL

Detective Sergeant Rachel Carpenter

Constable Anthony Joseph

Detective Constable Jason Kilger

Constable Jeffery Lalonde

Inspector David Michaud

Detective Sergeant Tracey Pilon

Sergeant Troy St. Germain

CPS LONG SERVICE AWARDS

30 YEARS

Detective Sergeant Marc Bissonnette

Sergeant Trevor Butler

Constable Constance Troutman

20 YEARS

Constable Andrew Arbic

Detective Sergeant Rachel Carpenter

Constable Anthony Joseph

Detective Constable Jason Kilger

Constable Jeffery Lalonde

Ms. Josée Lalonde

Inspector David Michaud

Sergeant Patrick Paquette

Detective Sergeant Tracey Pilon

Sergeant Troy St. Germain

15 YEARS

Sergeant Mark Anderson
Constable Daniel Cloutier

Inspector Chad Maxwell
Mr. Danick Dumoulin

10 YEARS

Constable Cody Casselman

Constable Jayson DeMary

Detective Constable Patrick Huygen

Special Constable Emily Lemire

Constable David Langlois

Constable Michael Menard

Constable Daniel Merpaw

Constable Kimberley Norman

Detective Constable Andrew Stephenson

Detective Constable Scott Virtue

DEDICATION TO DUTY—YEAR 2018

Ms. Helene Parthenais

Constable Jeremy Pilon

COMMUNITY SPIRIT/VOLUNTEERISM

Constable Jeff Lalonde
Ms. Mylene Lacroix

Special Constable. Robin Ruest

Mr. Justin Bouchard

PRESENTATION BY ACCIDENT & SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL

Recognizing Natalie Joyal of the Cornwall Collision Reporting Centre

CORNWALL POLICE ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION
Recognizing Mr. Tony Petinella and Mr. Steven Welchner

CPA DEDICATION AWARD
Sergeant Robin McIntosh

CORNWALL POLICE SERVICES BOARD AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

TEAM ACHIEVEMENT

GROUP 1

Constable Justin Wheeler

Constable Jeremy Pilon

Constable Brian Synott

Acting Sergeant Ryan Campeau

Constable Andrew Stephenson

Detective Sergeant Rachel Carpenter

Acting Sergeant Dan Doyon

Constable Dan Merpaw

Constable Travis Bergeron

Detective Constable Austin Clark

Sergeant Mark Anderson

Ms. Tasha Marcotte

Constable Cody Casselman

Detective Constable Scott Virtue

Detective Constable James Lemoyre

Constable Nygel Pelletier

Constable Melanie Chartrand

Constable Justin Lafleur

Constable Elizabeth Crosby

Detective Constable Jamie Day

Ms. Rosanne Purcell

Ms. Mylene Lacroix

Ms. Meaghan Malloy

Acting Sergeant Matthew Lemire

Mr. Jason Pilon

Group 2 – TEAM ACHIEVEMENT

Constable Jeff Wannamaker

Constable Kimberley Norman

Constable Richard Houde

Constable Rodney Degray

Constable Karley Pilon

EXCELLENCE IN INVESTIGATION

Detective Sergeant Marc Fortin
Detective Constable James Lemoyre

Detective Constable Scott Virtue

Detective Constable Jason Kilger

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Constable Daniel Cloutier

Ms. Barbara Marchand

DEDICATION

Staff Sergeant George Knezevic        

DEDICATION

Sergeant Scott Coulter

DEDICATION

Acting Sergeant Dan Doyon

DEDICATION

Stephanie MacRae

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