Submitted by: Kassy and Tamara
Our dad has been an OPP officer since 1998. He has been a dedicated officer and is quite proud to serve his community. As children of a police officer we can share with you many stories of late nights, dad not being there for our events, dad missing our first goal in hockey, dad missing our dance recital, dad not being able to join us and participate in family functions, dad working around the clock. We have witnessed my dad, save a life while off, help stranded motorists on the highway, peace keeping while we are camping, stopping to ask if people were okay while they were parked on the side of the highway ALL WHILE OFF DUTY. I can’t begin to tell you what he does on duty. ALL THE ABOVE WAS BECAUSE HE IS DEDICATED OFFICER TO PROTECT YOU, THE PUBLIC!
However we can share with you that the public needs to be more aware that dad misses out on alot at home to protect them.
So many times they go unrecognized and are never thanked for the jobs they do on a daily basis whether on or off duty. The public complain more about what they don’t do or about the ticket the received or why this was done, rather than thinking about all the over and beyond work they do on a 24/7 basis. It is a thankless career that more people should recognize and once in a while thank them for caring so much for their community.
We submit this because we are very proud of our Dad, all the work he does for all of you and at the same time ensures that his family is well taken care of.