CPS Officer to be Awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2019-06-10

 CPS Officer to be Awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers 

Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is pleased to share that Constable Jeff Lalonde is to be awarded with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, an award that recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country and pays tribute to their dedication and commitment.

From the time he was a youth, and now into his 20th year as a police officer, Constable Lalonde has continued to make serving his community a priority. He has spent five years of his career raising money for local soccer clubs, spearheading a fundraising event called “Blazers vs. Tazers”, an event that has raised over $40,000 for Blazers soccer teams.

Constable Lalonde later teamed up with his wife Cherie, to create “Crafting a Cure” which is a fundraiser in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a foundation committed to improving the lives of every person with type 1 diabetes and to curing the disease. The pair ran the fundraiser for five consecutive years, raising $100,000 for JDRF. The event is currently going into its seventh year.

“Constable Lalonde truly exemplifies the values that make up the Cornwall Police Service,” said Chief Danny Aikman. “He has continually demonstrated his inclination to help others, both inside our service, as well as within our community and we are thrilled to see him be recognized for his achievements."

For more information on the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, please click here.

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