(OTTAWA, ON) – Retired RCMP Inspector, Andrew Koczerzuk, of Kingsville, will be awarded the Meritorious Service Decoration in a ceremony at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, tomorrow morning. Governor General David Johnson will be presenting the award, across two classes, to 49 recipients, including Koczerzuk who will receive the Meritorious Service Medal.
The Inspector was critical to the success of the 2012 Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. He led the RCMP liaison team in collecting volumes of evidence and conducting sensitive interviews with fellow officers.
Koczerzuk’s dedication ensured the transparency of the findings and helped the commission craft meaningful recommendations to improve social services and police investigations into missing persons.
The Meritorious Service Decorations were established to recognize the extraordinary people who make Canada proud. Their acts are often innovative, set an example or model for others to follow, or respond to a particular challenge faced by a community. The best candidates are those who inspire others through their motivation to find solutions to specific and pressing needs or provide an important service to their community or country.