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Victoria police awards given to two community members

Anthony Norman, left, a Protection Services Officer with Island Health, VicPD Chief Frank Elsner and B.C. Deputy Sheriff Allen Kirschke at a civic service award ceremony at VicPD headquarters Feb. 6. - Courtesy of Victoria Police Department
Anthony Norman, left, a Protection Services Officer with Island Health, VicPD Chief Frank Elsner and B.C. Deputy Sheriff Allen Kirschke at a civic service award ceremony at VicPD headquarters Feb. 6.
— image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Police Department

The Victoria Police Department honoured two area residents with civic service awards last week for jumping in to help officers protect individuals in serious distress.

Anthony Norman, a protection services officer with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, prevented a man from harming himself at Royal Jubilee Hospital in early December.

Deputy Sheriff Allen Kirschke was recognized for helping two VicPD officers subdue a distraught man at the Victoria Court House on Jan. 27.

VicPD Chief Frank Elsner presented the awards to both men at a ceremony at VicPD headquarters on Feb. 6.

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