Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna police officers honoured for brave rescue

Three officers received bronze medals from the Lieutenant Governor

Three Kelowna RCMP officers were honoured for recusing an unconscious woman from her minivan.

On Oct. 26, 19 bronze medal award recipients from across B.C., travelled to the Westside in order to take part in an awards ceremony held by Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Janet Austin. Chief superintendent Brad Haugli, officer-in-charge of the RCMP in the Southeast District of B.C., and superintendent Brent Mundle, officer-in-charge of the Kelowna Detachment, attended the event with pride alongside local dignitaries and special guests.

Three Kelowna mounties, Cst. Marvin Park, Cst. Lee Romanko and Cst. Ryan Routley were presented with a bronze medal for the heroic actions they took back on Sept. 10 in Kelowna. The bronze medal for bravery is reserved for heroes who show extraordinary disregard for their personal safety in order to save a life.

On Sept. 10, the three general duty police officers worked together to rescue an unconscious and injured woman from inside her minivan that had struck a light standard in the parking lot of a Kelowna hotel. A short time after being pulled from the vehicle, the woman’s van became fully engulfed in flames. The woman survived the ordeal. The dramatic rescue was caught on camera from the room of a hotel patron.


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Drugs, cash, fake guns seized in Kelowna RCMP bust

A 43-year-old Kelowna woman is facing potential drug-related charges

City of West Kelowna releases proposed 2020 budget highlights

The $74.7 million operating budget includes the hiring of around eight new city staff

Suspects identified after allegedly assaulting nine Kelowna students

Jonathon Pictin and Lindsey Smith are facing charges

UPDATE: Council budgets for 11 additional cops, moves tax increase to 4.15 per cent

The mayor and council have begun their eight-hour meeting to pore through the budget line-by-line

School board approves enrollment plans at future H.S. Grenda Middle School

Only Grade 6 and 7 students will be attending Lake Country school when it opens in Sept. 2021

‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application

Attorney General David Eby calls for delay in order to see how two reforms play out

Vernon bylaw says Frosty has to go: store owner

Vernon Teach and Learn told to take down inflatable snowman

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’

Pair compared it to Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ which was initially ‘met with mockery’

Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one

Many familiar faces, such as Maxime Bernier, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Kevin O’Leary, have said no

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP surprised by Conservative leader’s resignation

Arnold predicts Conservative party will remain united in its quest to become government

Vernon business evacuated after gas line hit

A natural gas line was struck, emergency responders unsure of size

Lug nuts loosened on several vehicles in Vernon

Mischief makers reportedly compromising cars; motorists reminded to check vehicles before operating

Most Read