To Service and Protect

Posted On Saturday February 09, 2019

Have you ever been stranded?  Imagine that your only mode of transportation is an electric wheelchair and your battery is now dead. On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Mississauga resident Jason Graves found himself in that situation.  It was cold, windy, and Jason was stranded in the area of Drummond Road and Burnhamthorpe Road, Mississauga. Thankfully someone noticed Jason’s plight and contacted police.

11 Division Constables Josalyn Hilts, David Salerno, and Matthew Kerr arrived on scene and jumped into action.  Given the cold temperatures that day and the risk of exposure from the elements, these officers made the decision not to wait for a service person to arrive. Constable Kerr pushed Jason in his wheelchair for over a kilometer to his residence, while Constables Hilts and Salerno assisted with traffic to ensure the journey was made safely.  After returning home, officers helped Jason make the necessary repairs to his wheelchair in an effort to prevent a similar situation from happening again.  

This is a shining example of the excellent work the men and women of our organization do every day to serve and protect the citizens of our Region and make us Proud to be Peel. 

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