Waterloo Regional Policewoman Recognized For Exceptional On-duty Courage
Local Constable Presented With A Provincial Award of Valour
by Kw Now! Local News
May 10, 2012
Above Photo: (L/R Cst. Sharon Bellows, Joyce McLorn Tetragon, Supt. Sandy Thomas OPP)
WRPS Female Officer Recognized
Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police Constable Sharon Bellows has been recognized by Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) with the Award of Valour.
Constable Bellows, a four year member, received the award on Friday May 4, 2012 at OWLE’s fourteenth annual awards ceremony which recognizes exceptional achievement by women in policing.
Chief Matt Torigian was one of several WRPS representatives who attended the presentation in Mississauga.
“We are extremely proud of Constable Bellows and her dedication to policing and the safety of the community,” said Chief Torigian. “Our Service congratulates her for being recognized by OWLE and other members of the policing community for her courage and determination in the face of danger.”
In 2011 Constable Bellows was looking for a male suspect who had fled the scene of a domestic dispute. Following a foot chase and during the apprehension of the male, Constable Bellows was assaulted and her head slammed on a concrete sidewalk. She refused to give up and was able to subdue him and keep the suspect pinned until other officers arrived.
Constable Bellows is assigned to Central Division Patrol where she continues to proudly serve the citizens of Waterloo Region.