Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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Victoria, BC – This afternoon, Chief Constable Del Manak honoured 10 people who came to the aid of VicPD Cst. Todd Mason after he was struck from behind by the driver of a stolen vehicle on September 27th, 2021.

The VicPD Civic Service Award Ceremony, held in VicPD’s Hall of Honour, recognized the efforts of members of the community, City of Victoria Bylaw Services, and members of the Our Place Society family who all rushed to help Cst. Mason, who suffered significant, but non-life-threatening injuries when he was pinned beneath the vehicle. The award recipients, who included members of the street community, worked together to lift the vehicle and free Cst. Mason.

“The courage and quick thinking you and your staff all displayed that morning truly showed your willingness to assist someone who needed your help,” Chief Del Manak said. “All of us here at VicPD are so grateful for your quick actions and bravery that morning in assisting Cst. Mason. On behalf of all of us here at VicPD – thank you.”

The VicPD Civic Service Award was created in 2012 as a way to recognize members of the public who have stepped up and done the right thing in our community.


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