A Vancouver Police Department officer who grew up in Powell River has received one of the province’s highest honours for exemplary service.
Jordon Lennox, 40, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Meritorious Service Medal on November 17. Lieutenant Governor Steven Point and Shirley Bond, minister of public safety and solicitor general and attorney general, presented the award at a ceremony at Government House.
Lennox is a member of the department’s Emergency Response Team. He and three other members safely apprehended a deranged male who had assaulted several people and then barricaded himself in an apartment that he had set on fire.
“By highlighting these exceptional achievements, we strive to encourage a continuing tradition of excellent police service in BC and to support public confidence in the depth and integrity of that service,” said Bond.
In all, 69 officers received awards at BC’s 31st annual Police Honours Night: 22 for valorous service, exemplary service in the face of extreme hazard and personal risk; 43 for meritorious service, which involves actions above the call of duty that enhance the image of policing in BC; and one retired RCMP deputy commissioner and three retired chief constables, for outstanding service.