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Retiring Kamloops RCMP officer receives national recognition for career

Staff Sgt. Mike Savage received the Order of Merit of the Police Services today, Sept. 18, 2015, at a special ceremony in Ottawa.
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KAMLOOPS - A high-ranking Kamloops Mountie received a prestigious distinction at a special ceremony in Ottawa this morning.

Staff Sgt. Mike Savage is being appointed into the order of merit of the police forces as a recognition of his leadership, service and commitment to Canada.

Savage, who recently announced his retirement, has served with the RCMP for 34 years.

"His dedication and tenacity has been evident throughout his career and he has received various acknowledgements since 1981 for his investigations, leadership, community partnerships, volunteer firefighting, and work with emergency operations,” Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP, says in a media release.

Savage spent the first few years of his career in Saskatchewan before moving to B.C. in 1991. He plans to enjoy his retirement in the North Thompson region with his wife Terry and expects to spend more time with his grandchildren.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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