Campus Community Police Special Constables Honoured As Heroes
Two special constables with the University of Guelph Campus Community Police (CCP) have been honoured as heroes for saving an elderly man’s life this past winter.
The Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators gave its Heroism Award to constable Mario Deschamps and sergeant Larry O’Connell for saving the life of a Guelph senior citizen. A virtual ceremony was held last week.
The 78-year-old man suffered a fall into deep snow one afternoon in mid-February while on the U of G campus. During their patrol, the two officers discovered him near Cutten Fields. Unable to move due to an existing medical condition, he had lain in the snow for about three hours in minus 22 C temperatures before being discovered.