Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vice Swears in New Of­fi­cers

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The Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vice wel­comed two new mem­bers on Fri­day, July 28 at the city’s Po­lice De­part­ment. Of­fi­cers Jor­dan Lons­berry and Yan­nick Da Prato were sworn in as fam­ily, friends and col­leagues looked on. Lons­berry who is from Este­van and Da Prato from Mon­treal were sworn in un­der the guid­ance of the Hon­ourable Judge Dou­glas Kovach, along with Chief Rick Bourassa. They both took the Oath of Of­fice to serve and pro­tect the com­mu­nity and the peo­ple of Moose Jaw. They were also wel­comed by other col­leagues, as well as Mayor Fraser Tolmie. Da Prato says he is look­ing for­ward to serv­ing the com­mu­nity of Moose. “I am pretty happy to come here and the Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vice is go­ing to be awe­some for me. I am happy to work in the com­mu­ni­ties; de­velop my­self to be a bet­ter per­son and to meet new peo­ple. I like it here in Moose Jaw. It’s a nice city and I’m look­ing for­ward to work- ing with the team. It’s go­ing to be a nice chal­lenge for me and I am pretty happy with that.” Lons­berry says be­ing a part of the po­lice force has al­ways been a dream of hers and she is look­ing for­ward to it. “I am a big com­mu­nity per­son. I’ve al­ways been in­volved in sports and other types of ac­tiv­i­ties so com­ing here and be­ing able to help peo­ple is my big­gest rea­son to come here. I am look­ing for­ward to the train­ing at the po­lice col­lege, even though it will be chal­leng­ing. I’ve wanted to do this since I was 18 so this is great and pretty ex­cit­ing. It’s a great city. All the po­lice of­fi­cers I‘ve met so far are great and I’m look­ing for­ward to com­ing here to work.” Ko­vatch, who was also a guest speaker, high­lighted how es­sen­tial the work of the po­lice is and con­grat­u­lated the two on such a ma­jor ac­com­plish­ment. He com­mended them for tak­ing the step to pro­tect the com­mu­nity. He noted that mem­bers of the Po­lice Ser­vice are not of­ten re­warded or high­lighted for their ef­forts but em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of their work and sac­ri­fices to serve. Mean­while, Chief Bourassa as­sured them that they have the full sup­port of the Moose Jaw Po­lice team and en­cour­aged them to con­tinue to work hard.

(l-r) New po­lice of­fi­cers Yan­nick Da Prato and Jor­dan Lons­berry.

(l-r): Judge Douglas Ko­vach, Yan­nick Da Prato, Jor­dan Lons­berry, Mayor Fraser Tolmie and Chief Rick Bourassa.

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