Police & the Community


Medal of Bravery Awarded by the Governor General

Medal of Bravery Awarded by the Governor General
March 11th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On September 12, 2015, Special Constable Joshua Ford and Constable Blake Pyatt, of the Barrie Police Service, rescued a man who was trapped in his car following an accident on Georgian Drive, in Barrie, Ontario.

As the officers entered the overturned vehicle, they found fuel pouring out of a ruptured gas tank past exposed wires and into the vehicle, and saturating their uniforms. 

Racing against time the two officers quickly cut the victim free from his seatbelt and pulled him from the wreck. 

The two officers were awarded by the Barrie Police Service in 2016 with the Life Saving Award. Constable Blake Pyatt has since transferred to York Regional Police Service.