Local Officer Awarded Medal

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens presented the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award to RCMP Constable James Bos.

On Wednesday November 7, 2012, local RCMP Constable James Bos was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award. 
“I want to congratulate Constable James Bos of the Tumbler Ridge RCMP Detachment for his receipt of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award,” says Tumbler Ridge Detachment Commander, Sgt. Kurt Render. “His commitment, endurance and sacrifice to the communities he has served is rightly being recognized in this award.”
Bos was one of over 100 RCMP members, civilian employees and auxiliary constables presented with awards of distinction at a ceremony in Prince George. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens was on hand to present the medals and awards.
Recipients from Burns Lake, Dawson Creek, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James, Fort St. John, 100 Mile House, Houston, Kitimat, Klemtu, Mackenzie, McBride, New Hazelton, North District OCC , North District Traffic Services, Northern Rockies, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Stewart, Terrace, Tumbler Ridge and Williams Lake received the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and Long Service Medals.
To celebrate her Diamond Jubilee Anniversary as Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered that a commemorative medal be struck and presented to Canadians. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police was allotted 2,300 medals to award to deserving regular and civilian members. This provided the Force an opportunity to recognize some of the tremendous work our employees are doing everyday while contributing to a better and safer Canada. 
In addition to the Diamond Jubilee Medals, there were a number of other awards given that night, including the Commanding Officer’s Letter of Appreciation, which was awarded to three citizens from Stewart, who in January 2010 saved the lives of a husband and wife whose shed and cabin were on fire.  Christine Storey saw flames coming from a neighboring cabin on Meziadin Lake, a resort community 70 Km west of Stewart. Her husband Gene forced his way past the burning shed and into the cabin where he woke the couple up who were still asleep in their bed. While the husband was being helped out, a neighbour, Robert McKay assisted in rescuing the wife and helped her to safety as the cabin became engulfed in flames.