Ten Surrey Mounties have been awarded meritorious service honours for going above and beyond the call of duty.
The awards were given at the B.C. Police Honours Night at Government House in Victoria last Thursday.
It's an annual ceremony that began in 1981 where representatives from the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Services Division, the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General select the honourees.
"I am very proud of the exemplary dedication and outstanding performances of our officers during the course of their duties," said Chief Supt. Bill Fordy, in charge of the Surrey RCMP.
"From courageous acts in the name of public safety to excellence in complex investigations, our officers have shown once again their commitment to go above and beyond."
Sgt. Drew Grainger and Cpl. Marc Searle were honoured for their dedication in policing a troubled section of 135A Street in Whalley while Cpl. Michael Hall was honoured for his role as primary investigator in a case that saw a high-level organized crime figure convicted in Surrey.
Cpl. Heather Matthew and another Mountie whose name has been withheld were also awarded for their work on a case where a Canadian border guard sexually assaulted women entering the country.
Const. Tanya Hermann was recognized for her work and compassion in dealing with a victim's mom after a Surrey homicide and constables Leanne Krauss and Amberia Sodvi were awarded for their dedicated work on a sexual assault case in Surrey involving children.
Constables Lucas Sovio and Ranjit Seehra were also honoured for their work on a Surrey case involving an intoxicated and violent suspect who was armed with a rifle.
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