BELLEVILLE OFFICER RECEIVES AWARD OF VALOR
5/15/2018 2:03:34 PM


A Belleville police officer was the recipient of the Award of Valor at the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Annual Awards Ceremony. The award, given to a police officer who distinguishes herself by an act of extraordinary selflessness, personal bravery, courage or self-sacrifice, went Constable Jen McMurter. On January 8th Belleville Police received a call that there were shots fired, people shot, with a shooter that might still be inside of a residence in the city's east end. Three officers entered the house without regard for their safety. McMurter was first to reach the children and two adults on the second floor where she immediately began administering lifesaving first aid to stop a bleeding gunshot wound. The victim would have died if the officers did not enter the house and they ultimately saved his life.

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