Owen Sound Police Service Chief Craig Ambrose honoured members of the community today who have strengthened ties between police and community over the years.
Three individuals were recognized.
David Kennedy has spent almost two decades as a police pastor. It's a role that allows him to get to know officers and their familys. As a pastor, he acts as a support for officers who may be undergoing stress or hardships both at work and in their personal lives. He has been working in Owen Sound since 2012 and retired recently. Now he and his wife are moving to St.Thomas to settle into retirement.
Linda Williams and Darlyn Gaviller have also been recognized for their years of volunteering at the Community Police Service in the mall. Both work to welcome guests that are looking to learn more about Owen Sound's police. Both women felt that the best part of volunteering there has been the interactions with the children that come with it.
Chief Craig Ambrose feels that the examples put forward by these individuals are the foundation of a strong community.