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Brantford Police Service Constable Trevor Taylor received the 2023 Ontario Medal for Police Bravery in recognition of his actions while on duty during a ceremony held at Queen’s Park on Monday, June 17, 2024.

On March 19, 2023, members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a woman jumping off a bridge into the Grand River. Despite harsh weather conditions and strong currents, Constable Trevor Taylor bravely plunged into the icy water but could not reach her. Undeterred, he continued tracking her until she was caught on something downstream. Ignoring his safety, he dove in again, successfully pulling her from the river with the help of another officer. Despite the freezing weather and dangerous current, Constable Taylor’s selfless and fearless actions were instrumental in locating and attempting to save the woman.

Brantford Police Service Constable Trevor Taylor received the 2023 Ontario Medal for Police Bravery in recognition of his actions while on duty during a ceremony held at Queen’s Park on Monday, June 17, 2024. Photo courtesy Rob Davis.

The Ontario Medal for Police Bravery was created in 1975 and recognizes acts of extraordinary courage and bravery performed by members of Ontario’s police services. These medals are the province’s highest honours and are awarded to police officers who have demonstrated great courage in risking their lives to save the lives of others.

“The courage these exceptional police officers have displayed is truly remarkable,” said the Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. “Each one of the recipients has gone well above and beyond their duties, and we are proud to recognize the impact of their selfless service on their communities and on our province.”

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