HALIFAX - Four police officers with local agencies were honoured Tuesday for their years of service.
The province recognized three Truro Police Service members and one RCMP officer with the Colchester detachment for their commitment to helping make life better for families.
Officers are awarded on their 15 and 25 years of service.
The three Truro officers were all recognized for 15 years - Const. Karen DeGroot, Insp. Rob Hearn and Const. Rick Hickox.
Retired RCMP Sgt. David Darrah was recognized for 25 years.
They were recognized in a ceremony in Halifax by Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry. A total of 56 officers were recognized.
"Whether they're enforcing speed limits in school zones to help keep students safe or helping prevent crime by being visible in our communities, our police force is always respectful and professional in their work," said Landry. "Law enforcement is one of the most challenging, yet honourable and rewarding professions out there. I thank these officers for their many years of dedicated service keeping our communities safe."