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Victoria police officers honoured for valour, service

Nov 23 2012

Five members of the Victoria Police Department were honoured Thursday at a special ceremony at Government House. They were among 60 B.C. police officers who received awards.

Const. Lane Douglas Hunt received an award of valour from Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

Douglas Hunt suffered cuts to her ear and neck and nearly had her thumb severed in January 2011 when a man jumped her in a 7-Eleven store in an unprovoked attack.

Sergeants Michael Brown and Michael Johnston and constables Steven Kowan and Ken Ramsay received awards for meritorious service. The officers were involved in a June 2011 incident in which they searched for and found a powerful bomb in a suspected drug house that was booby-trapped in an attempt to thwart intruders.

"I am comforted knowing our citizens are served by such fine officers," Guichon said. "Tonight's recipients are a shining example of the values and dedication our police agencies embody, and I thank them for their commitment to the people of British Columbia."

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