A pair of Treaty 3 Police officers will be recognized for their bravery by the governor-general at Rideau Hall. Const. George MacNeil and Const. Kris Miclash are being recognized for their actions while on duty.
On May 4, 2007, constables George MacNeil and Kris Miclash, of the Treaty Three Police, risked their lives to apprehend an armed man, in Grassy Narrows First Nation, Ontario. The officers had confronted a man who had been firing a .223-calibre pump-action rifle. Constables MacNeil and Miclash took cover behind their vehicle, while yelling at the attacker to drop his weapon.
Without any concern for the bystanders, the inebriated suspect kept approaching the officers and shot twice at them. During the intense confrontation, the officers, fearing for their lives and for the safety of onlookers, shot at the man, causing him to fall and drop his rifle. The constables then secured the weapon and restrained the injured gunman until an ambulance arrived.
The Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972, to recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril; and the Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.
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