Community-Police Award Recipient André

Posted On Friday November 29, 2019
André Bourgon

We recently held our annual Community-Police Awards ceremony and want to introduce you to the recipients this week.

On Christmas Day 2018, a suspect entered a store carrying a knife and demanded cash. After a store employee handed over money, the suspect fled down the road. André Bourgon saw the robbery unfold, followed the suspect and confronted him.

André conducted a citizen’s arrest and held the suspect until police arrived on scene. He put his own safety at risk by following and conducting a citizen’s arrest on an armed robber.

For his actions that day, André was awarded the Certificate of Valour.

The Certificate of Valour is awarded to a member of the public or a member of the Ottawa Police Service for an act of personal bravery or highly-meritorious service that is of assistance to the Ottawa Police Service.