Nanaimo Mounties selected to 2016 Alexa team
2017-06-05 08:44 PDT
File # Nanaimo Mounties selected to 2016 Alexa team
On April 26th, 2017 RCMP officers from around Vancouver Island gathered at Glenlyon-Norfold Junior School in Oak Bay to be recognized for their dedication and commitment in removing impaired drivers from their respective communities. Officers who removed a minimum of 12 drivers impaired by either drugs or alcohol in 2016 were selected to Alexa Team, in memory of 4 year old Alexa Middelaer, killed by an impaired driver in 2008.
6 Nanaimo RCMP officers received the award. Those members are: Cst Wayne Vaughan, Cst Mihai Ilioi, Cst Aaron Anderson, Cpl Norm Smith (retired), Cpl Phyllis Nielsen and Sgt Glen Caston.
Impaired driving affects all of us. Losing a loved one to another's selfish act of driving while impaired, is lasting and devastating. These officers are doing their part to keep their communities safe, said Constable Gary O'Brien.
If you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911 immediately. Do not wait. Provide the license plate number, direction of travel and where it is occurring. Your actions can save lives.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
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