Cpl. Norm Smith, head of Nanaimo RCMP’s Traffic Services Division, was one of 34 police officers from across the province who were awarded meritorious service honours Thursday.
The awards were presented at Government House in Victoria by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon and Shirley Bond, minister of public safety and attorney general.
Smith was recognized for his years of significant contribution and commitment to community service by promoting road safety, for his fundraising efforts for Special Olympics and other charities, plus his long-standing support of the battle against childhood cancer through the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock as a motorcycle escort rider, fundraiser and member of the tour support crew.
“I am comforted knowing our citizens are served by such fine officers,” Guichon said.
“Tonight’s recipients are a shining example of the values and dedication our police agencies embody, and I thank them for their commitment to the people of British Columbia.”