MASSE CONGRATULATES WINDSOR POLICE CONSTABLES ROGAN AND SASSO FOR THEIR MEDALS OF BRAVERY

  Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today two Windsor police officers, Constable Sean Rogan and Constable Charles Sasso, were awarded with Medals of Bravery by Governor General David Johnston.

     In September 2011, both of these officers approached a rolled-over vehicle which had caught fire. The injured and unconscious driver was saved by these two courageous officers who fought the fire and removed him from the vehicle through the sun roof.

     The Governor General's Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972. They recognize people who risk their lives and choose to defy their own instinct of survival to try to save a loved one or a perfect stranger whose life is in immediate danger. The Medal of Bravery recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

    On behalf of the constituents of Windsor West, I would like to congratulate these two outstanding officers for their dedication, service, and bravery. We are honoured to recognize their heroism and their commitment to protecting our community.

    I thank Constables Rogan and Sasso for their unrelenting fearlessness, and a very grateful thanks to the entire Windsor Police Services who do an outstanding job serving and protecting our community of Windsor.