Citizens Among Those Honoured at South Simcoe Police Service Recognition Awards

Our Newsroom Picked Up Some Hardware Too

A woman who found an elderly missing man after an intensive search was among the recipients of this year’s South Simcoe Police Service Recognition Award.

Sally Schutz picked up the Chief’s Award at the Thursday night ceremony, after the Innisfil woman took it upon herself to go driving in the search for Ken Armstrong. He had beeen reported missing days prior, while Schutz found him in a wooded area near the 9th Line and 25th Sideroad.

Sherry Cripaul, Shauna Stevenson and Deborah Spinks were last night recognized for helping to remove a drug-impaired driver off the roads. The Tim Horton’s employees detained a suspected impaired driver at the drive-thru on August 9th, long enough for police to arrive and make an arrest.

The South Simcoe Police handed out over 40 awards Thursday evening, and have provided details on all the recipients here.

No for some tooting of our own horn: this newsroom earned recognition at the awards ceremony too; the South Simcoe Police Service says our coverage of its Fraud Intervention Initiative “helped raise awareness about a rampant scam and highlighted our partnerships with the community.”

Several officers received their 20- and 30-years of Service Recognition at last evening’s ceremony, while some retirements were also noted. The South Simcoe Police also took a moment to remember Police Service Dogs Garan and Ronin, who both passed away earlier this year.