Uniformed officers honoured for long service

| 07/11/2016
CNS Local Life

Some of the members of the Fire Service who received long service medals

(CNS Local Life): A number of officers from the Cayman Islands uniformed services received the Overseas Territories Long Service Medal during a ceremony held at the Government House on Thursday, 27 October 2016. Members of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) were honoured during the presentation.

Special constables were also recognised for their dedication and the hard work that they perform on a voluntary basis.

Acting Governor Franz Manderson presented the medals and decorations to recipients, for service ranging from nine to 30 years.

“I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our community,” he said. “These Islands are a better place by virtue of what these officers do on a daily basis.”

Acting Deputy Governor Stran Bodden welcomed all medal recipients, along with their families and friends to the ceremony. “I would like to congratulate all of the awardees on their extensive and exemplary service,” he said. “The extraordinary work you do for this Island and its people is never taken for granted.”

Wesley Howell, Chief Officer for the Ministry of Home Affairs, announced the names of individual recipients, and gave the closing remarks at the end of the ceremony.

“The Long Service Medal is designed to honour individuals whose bravery and dedication never waiver,” he said. “The recipients of this medal are a group of modern day heroes, who know the risks of (the) job but still answer the call to serve every day.”

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Category: Fire Service, Police, Prison Service

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