RCMP officer receives award for bravery

RCMP officer Corporal Geoff Garceau, a Luskville resident, received a Commanding Officer’s Commendation for his courage this week. This is the highest award the RCMP issues to its members.

Back in June 2001, when Cpl. Garceau was stationed in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, a young suicidal girl had climbed more than 30 metres up a radio tower and threatened to commit suicide. Cpl. Garceau climbed up the tower and spent several hours talking to the girl, after which she came down safely, without injury.

Cpl. Garceau was commended for his display of professionalism and calm resolve. As the certificate says: “This significant act of bravery exhibited by Corporal Geoff Garceau is both a credit to himself and is in keeping with the highest tradition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Geoff Garceau is also a member of the municipality of Pontiac's Fire Department and President of FRAPP (Federation representing associations of property owners in Pontiac).