11 Nanaimo RCMP officers are being honoured for helping take more than 470 impaired drivers off the road last year.
The Nanaimo based members, along with 3 from Oceanside, 3 from Port Alberni and 1 from the Duncan/North Cowichan detachement were recognized yesterday in Victoria with membership in Alexa’s Team.
Alexa’s Team was established in memory of Alexa Middelaer, a Lower Mainland girl killed by an impaired driver..
2013 Alexa’s Team – Nanaimo: Cst. David Buchanan, Cst. Ross Beisel, Cst. Robert Alyward, Cst. Brigitte Goguen, Cpl. Norm Smith, Cst. Wayne Vaughan, Cst. Ben Lanthier, Cst. Andrew Forslund, Cst. Barry Darling, Cst. Grant Blanchette, Cst. Mihai Ilioi
2013 Alexa’s Team – Port Alberni: Cst. Tom Gill, Cst. Tyler Cargill, Cst. Rene Royer
2013 Alexa’s Team – Oceanside: Cst. Matt Beckett, Cst. Cory Smith, Cst. Jordan Reid
2013 Alexa’s Team – Duncan/North Cowichan: Cst. Joseph Power
Earlier this year Sunshine Coast Constable Todd Bozak was named to Alexa’s Team for the Lower Mainlan.