2 Members of the Kentville Police Service were awarded exemplary service medals at a ceremony held at the Lieutenant Governor’s Residence in Halifax on June 20th. Inspector Darryl Brown and Sergeant Trevor MacNeil of the Kentville Police were among twenty-six recipients from across Nova Scotia receiving awards presented by Brigadier General, The Honorable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Inspector Brown was awarded his 30 Year Bar and Sergeant MacNeil received his 20 Year Medal.
Chair of the Police Commission, Councillor Bernie Cooper was also invited to attend and receive an exemplary service medal but was unable. Councillor Cooper, a former Corporal, has served the Kentville Police with 29 years on the force, 5 years as bylaw enforcement, and 10 years on the Commission. Cooper said while he would have loved to be in attendance he wished, “sincere congratulations to all of the officers receiving their service awards and especially those from Kentville”. He also commented that he was, “extremely proud of the work the Kentville Police Service does.” Mayor David L. Corkum also expressed his pride about the “wonderful police force in Kentville, made up of outstanding and experienced members.”
The recipients attended the ceremony in Halifax with members of their families. Pictured from left to right are Sergeant Trevor MacNeil, The Honorable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Inspector Darryl Brown.