Two Peel cops awarded Ontario Medal of Bravery ‘for professionalism’ during Brampton shootout




Two Peel cops awarded Ontario Medal of Bravery ‘for professionalism’ during Brampton shootout

In a major development, two Peel Regional Police officers were awarded the Ontario Medal of Bravery “for their ability to control a chaotic event” during a shootout in Brampton over five years ago.

The officers were awarded “for their professionalism, confidence in their training, and ability to control a chaotic event” during a shootout that took place over five years ago in Brampton.

The two officers who have been felicitated with the ‘Ontario Medal of Bravery’ are Const. Jason Beccario and Manikosh Pathak. They were honoured on Friday (April 22) by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

According to information, Beccario and Pathak responded to a 911 call regarding a male and female fighting in Brampton on June 8, 2016.

The male suspect resisted the officers and tried to assault them before pulling a firearm and firing a round at close range toward Const. Beccario.

Likewise, the officers took out their service weapons and retaliated. The suspect fired several more rounds at the officers and fled the scene.

Later, the suspect was arrested with the help of a canine unit. The man was later convicted of attempted murder, according to police.

As per the report, the suspect suffered as many as nine gunshot wounds during the Brampton shootout while the officers were not injured.

“Knowing the dangers presented to anyone who encountered this suspect, our officers placed themselves at risk to ensure that this dangerous offender was apprehended,” Peel Regional Police had stated in a release.

The Ontario government honoured as many as 43 firefighters and police officers with medals last week.