Protective services personnel to be honoured with medals for exemplary services

Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor, Russ Mirasty, announced the 103 recipients of the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal for 2020 on September 14.

Chuck Rust, Fire Chief for the Assiniboia Fire Department, is one of the recipients who will be awarded with the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal.  

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“In challenging times such as this, it is more important than ever to recognize the valuable work of our protective services personnel,” Mirasty said. “I wish to thank each medal recipient for their outstanding service to our province and I congratulate them on this well-deserved honour.”

The medal honours personnel with at least 25 years of exemplary service in Saskatchewan in protective services fields, including police, fire, correctional and border services, the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as mobile crisis and family violence outreach services.

This year’s recipients come from 26 rural and urban communities from across the province. 

The recipients will receive a circular medal surmounted by St. Edward’s Crown and a certificate signed by the Lieutenant Governor, Premier Moe and the provincial secretary. 

The medal bears the Latin motto: Qui civitatem tuentur (who guard the citizenry).

While public health orders due to COVID-19, this will prevent the traditional presentation ceremonies normally held for this medal in Regina and Saskatoon.

Each nominating agency will receive a medal package and certificate for presentation to their recipient(s) in a physically-distanced internal ceremony. 

More information about the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal, including how to submit a nomination can be found here.