TRURO - Eight Colchester County and area police officers received long service awards Tuesday from the province.
They were among the 52 from across the province to receive 15 or 25 consecutive years of service in Nova Scotia. This is the third year for the program.
"Reaching a milestone like this is a tremendous accomplishment and these men and women have earned the right to be very proud," said Justice Minister Ross Landry, a former RCMP officer. "Over the years, their dedicated service has created a province that is safer for all Nova Scotians."
Receiving the 15 years of consecutive service award were constables Stuart Knockwood (formerly from the Millbrook RCMP detachment and an Indian Brook native), Rick Hill (Millbrook RCMP), corporals Bill Marble (Colchester RCMP), Rick Mosher (Northeast Nova RCMP police dog service), sergeants Al Affleck (Colchester RCMP) and Stephen Gloade Jr. (Indian Brook RCMP and a Millbrook native).
Cpl. Greg Densmore (Truro Police Service) and Const. Bob Bailey each received the award for 25 years of consecutive service.