Delta Police Officers Receive Provincial Awards
This evening in a ceremony held in Victoria, several Delta Police Officers will be recognized for their actions involved in significant incidents.
On May 18th, 2022, a single-vehicle collision resulted in the vehicle being partially submerged in the Fraser River on its roof. Constable Melissa Ker went into the river, broke a window to the car, and held the occupant’s head above water until more assistance could arrive and extract the occupant from the car. For her life-saving efforts Cst. Ker will receive an award for Meritorious Service.
On November 15th, 2022, officers entered a burning home to rescue and apprehend a person suffering from a mental health crisis. The officers were confronted by a person who was uncooperative and armed with a knife. Due to the exigency of the situation, the officers needed to take immediate action to disarm the person, secure them and get out of the burning house. For their life-saving efforts, Constables Chris Bond, Mixon Madland, and Mason Woods will receive awards for Meritorious Service.
On January 30th, 2019, while working for the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, Constable Josh Harms was shot twice at the Scott Road station while attempting to arrest a known person. For his involvement in this investigation, Cst. Harms will receive an award for Valorous Service. Cst. Harms has since joined the Delta Police Department. The Delta Police Department joins the Transit Police in recognizing and celebrating Cst. Harms for his actions during a life-threatening encounter.