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Woodstock Police Services Board Awards

(Left to Right) Chief Bill Renton, Executive Assitant Marilyn Pearson, Sergeant Don Thomas, Sergeant Elaina Taylor (Not Pictured) Constable Rick Irvine

Five people were recognized for their years of dedication with the Woodstock Police Services.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Police Services Board has honoured five individuals for their years of service.

Constable Rick Irvine was unable to attend the awards ceremony Monday evening, but will receive his Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of service.

Sergeant Don Thomas received the First Bar to Exemplary Service Medal for 30 years of service. Sergeant Thomas officially retired from the force on January 31st 2016.

Sergeant Elaina Taylor was also honoured for 30 years of service and received the First Bar to Exemplary Service Medal. Sergeant Taylor is the longest serving female with the Woodstock Police Service.

Executive Assistant Marilyn Pearson was honoured for 35 years of service with the Woodstock Police Services Board.

Chief Bill Renton was also honoured for 35 years of service. Renton tells Heart FM he has really enjoyed working in the Friendly City.

"I've had the luxury of working lots of different places in the province and a lot of my time has been spent in Criminal Investigations. I've really enjoyed my time here in Woodstock; it's a police service that's built for the size of the city and for the city so it's great."

Renton has been with the Woodstock Police Service since June 2010 and became Chief in 2015.

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