Three Saint John Police Force members have been awarded the “Medal of Bravery” by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada for their efforts in the rescue of a man trapped inside an overturned tractor-trailer rig on Loch Lomond Road, in the early morning hours of January 24, 2009.
Receiving this prestigious award and recognition are:
1. Constable Roger Paris
2. Constable Nicholas Roy
3. Constable Neal Fowler
These officers will receive their award at a presentation ceremony on Friday, February 8th, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario.
For further details refer to the following: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14931&lan=eng
“On January 28, 2009, constables Neal Fowler, Roger Paris and Nicholas Roy risked their lives to rescue a man trapped inside an overturned tractor-trailer rig, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The truck had knocked down a telephone pole and was spilling fuel on the roadway, where downed wires arced in a large ball of flames. Dispatched to the scene, the constables climbed on top of the cab and kicked at the windshield, undeterred by the forceful electrical shocks they received in the process. After breaking a hole in the glass, they helped the driver get out and escorted him a safe distance away.”