July 28 - Pembroke Man Receives OPP Commissioner's Citation for Lifesaving

                               


FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                                           DATE: July 28, 2017

 

PEMBROKE MAN RECEIVES OPP COMMISSIONER’S CITATION FOR LIFESAVING

 

(PEMBROKE, ON) – At the Pembroke Police Services Board meeting on July 27, 2017, held at Pembroke City Hall, Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment Commander Inspector Mark Wolfe presented Daniel Hurry with the Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving. 

On October 19, 2015 Daniel Hurry rescued a distraught woman after she wrapped a cord around her neck and jumped from a foot bridge in the City of Pembroke.  He quickly untied the cord and the woman landed safely in the shallow river below.  The temperature was well below freezing as he encouraged her to walk to shore where he provided her with care until police and paramedics arrived.

Inspector Wolfe praised Hurry’s actions and stated, “His selfless actions that day are truly commendable.  He saved the life of a member of our community and a tragedy was avoided. He is very deserving of the Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving.”

Photo below: From left to right, Inspector Mark Wolfe, Daniel Hurry, Pembroke Deputy Mayor and Pembroke Police Service Board Chair Ron Gervais

                                  

Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever

                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment

                Tel# (613) 732-3332

                Cell # (613) 633-3294