FIVE CITIZENS FROM ABITIBI BAIE-JAMES NUNAVIK EEYOU RECEIVE THE MEDAL OF BRAVERY

Val-d’Or – Five citizens from the Abitibi Baie-James Nunavik Eeyou riding have received the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General today in Ottawa.

On October 15th 2010, the Mistissini Police officers, Charlie Gunner, Sylvain Proulx and Derek St-Cyr, accompanied by SQ officers Charles Gagné and Kathleen Tremblay have risked their lives in order to stop an intoxicated man from Mistissini.  The young man was wandering in a residential area while shooting with a firearm.  Officers finally succeeded in stopping the man at the risk of their lives.

The Medal of Bravery was established in 1972 as part of the Canadian Honors System.  It is awarded by the Governor General of Canada to recognize acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

At the Governor General’s invitation, Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash attended the ceremony and warmly congratulated the recipients.