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Osoyoos Mountie awarded for helping to save life of fellow officer

Osoyoos RCMP Const. Neal Kalnin was recognized by the RCMP recently.
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February 01, 2021 - 2:20 PM

An Osoyoos RCMP officer has been recognized for his extra dedication to duty in coming to the aid of an injured fellow officer.

On March 3, 2018 when Const. Neal Kalnin was stationed in McBride, B.C., he and other officers were conducting joint enforcement on snowmobiles in a mountainous area, according to an RCMP media release. One member was involved in a collision which resulted in serious life-threatening injuries.

Kalnin and another member were able to administer first aid in addition to keeping the individual warm for six hours until a helicopter mountain rescue could be undertaken, RCMP said.

He was recognized with a certificate of appreciation on Jan. 27 in appreciation of his efforts that day.

“Const. Kalnin’s actions, dedication and diligence ensured the safe transport of a seriously injured member to receive the medical assistance required," Officer in Charge of RCMP North District Chief Supt. Warren Brown said in the release. "His dedication to the duty brings credit to himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Kalnin was transferred to Osoyoos Detachment in October 2020.

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