Recipients were presented with the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal, honouring years of service.
Michael Shoobert was one of the recipients. He retired a little over a year ago following a 33-year career with Canada Border Services Agency (CSBA).
He also worked for the medal advisory committee for more than eight years.
“We went through all the applications of these wonderful individuals that received this medal and approved them for these ceremonies,” Shoobert said.
For Todd Goudy, the provincial secretary, it’s a way to show appreciation for people who sacrifice the most.
“Protective services are an essential role in keeping our communities safe,” Goudy said.
“Without the men and women who sacrifice their welfare, many of us would not be here today. This medal is a way for us to acknowledge their work and thank them for the selfless contributions to our society.”
The medal honours those with 25 years of service in the emergency field, including police services, fire services, emergency medical services, mobile crisis services and family violence outreach services.
Over 150 people from rural and urban communities across Saskatchewan received the circular medal surmounted by St. Edward’s Crown.
The medal bears the motto Qui civitatem tuentur, meaning “who guard the citizenry.”