A Mountie always gets their man – the spirit behind that statement certainly holds true for a couple of police officers recently recognized for their commitment to Terrace.
In two weeks’ time, two RCMP members were awarded for their hard work and dedication while posted in Terrace BC.
On Nov. 21, 2019 Corporal Douglas MacFARLAND was recognized with an Award of Valour during the 38th annual Police Honours Night.
Just days prior, Constable Angela RABUT received the 2019 Indigenous Policing Award for E Division (BC) North District First Nation’s Policing.
“The Terrace RCMP is extremely proud and pleased to see this well-deserved recognition awarded to these two members” said Terrace Staff Sergeant Michael ROBINSON. “While Cpl. MacFARLAND has since moved on from Terrace, we’re fortunate to still feel the benefits and impact of the work he put forth during his time here.”
Cpl. MacFARLAND now posted in Newfoundland, was recognized for his exceptional dedication and commitment to conclude a lengthy and complex child pornography investigation. The investigation uncovered more than 100 victims in numerous communities and resulted in the execution of dozens of production orders, warrants, and charges. As the matter is still before the courts, details of the investigation cannot be discussed at length.
“As for Cst. RABUT, she has been a fixture in the community for more than 10 years” said Stf. Sgt. ROBINSON. “This is not the first award she has received during her time here and it serves as a testament to her hard work and unwavering commitment to the people of Terrace.”
“Policing is a tough job that officers accept and do daily without the expectation of awards” added Stf. Sgt. ROBINSON.
“Not only is recognition not expected by the officers who show up to work every day, it’s the contrary that’s more commonly received” he said. “In my 23 years of policing, I’ve seen how easy it is for us to receive criticisms; that’s the stuff that often gets back to our front line workers, but it’s also what makes this type of positive recognition that much more meaningful.”