Recipients

We congratulate all the outstanding and heroic frontline security professionals who have made a difference in their communities.

Here, we share the stories behind our award recipients.

Nominees: Rowan Steele & Sarabjit Sahota

Nominees: Rowan Steele & Sarabjit Sahota

Lifesaving efforts for a suspected overdose In January 2023, while on exterior patrol in the early hours of the morning at Bramalea City Centre, Security Guard Rowan Steele observed a shirtless male slumped over against a wall in the parking lot. Upon approaching the...

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Nominees: Oshawa Centre security team

Nominees: Oshawa Centre security team

Teamwork ensured store employee got the help she needed Late one afternoon, the Paragon security team at the Oshawa Centre received a request for medical assistance for a female employee in one of the mall's stores: The employee felt like she was going to pass out....

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Nominee: Glenda Fitzpatrick

Nominee: Glenda Fitzpatrick

Observation, kindness and de-escalation skills put to the test Officer Glenda Fitzpatrick of the Mobile Patrol at Keyano College Land Trust in Fort McMurray was on her way to work when she noticed a parked car at the bridge on King Street. She immediately put on her...

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Nominee: Gagandeep Panesar

Nominee: Gagandeep Panesar

Great first-aid training saved a man's life While on shift in the fall of 2022, Officer Gagandeep Panesar discovered a male who could not breathe. Officer Panesar handled the situation calmly and immediately commenced to put his CPR training to work, following all...

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Nominee: Jose Melvin Florida

Nominee: Jose Melvin Florida

CPR training saved a life While returning from his coffee break, Officer Jose Melvin Florida was flagged down by someone across the street, requesting assistance. He immediately sent a radio transmission to the security command centre to notify them of what was...

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Nominees: Leonard Smith & Curtis Metka

Nominees: Leonard Smith & Curtis Metka

Protected patient from fall risk area While working at Penticton Regional Hospital, Security Officers Leonard Smith and Curtis Metka discovered a patient who was suffering from medical distress in the parkade and had wandered into a fall risk area. Through the work of...

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Nominee: Sammuel Hufalar

Nominee: Sammuel Hufalar

Getting ferry passengers to safety - fast On August 20, 2022, the Sam McBride Ferry collided with the dock at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal in Toronto, while carrying hundreds of passengers. Upon learning of the incident, Corporate Security Guard Sammuel Hufalar...

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Nominees: Dufferin Mall security team

Nominees: Dufferin Mall security team

Successful navigation of a delicate situation Canadian Security Lifesaver Association, Dufferin Mall and Paragon Security Management would like to comment the team for another lifesaving event. Security Officer Mario Topuzoski observed a female loitering and causing a...

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Nominee: Anjanan Tharmarajah

Nominee: Anjanan Tharmarajah

Prevented an elderly woman from choking in Vaughan Mills While on patrol at Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre this summer, Paragon Security Guard Anjanan Tharmarajah (AJ) was advised of an emergency situation in the food court. Rushing to the area, Security Guard...

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Nominee: Andrew McLean

Nominee: Andrew McLean

First aid prevented a man from fatally choking In summer 2022, Paragon Security Supervisor Andrew McLean was working at his post in the lobby of Baxter Corp. in Alliston, Ontario, when he heard a call for help coming from upstairs. Supervisor McLean immediately rushed...

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