On January 21st 2015, Garret Allen Hopper, a GardaWorld Assistant Operational Manager at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) detention centre, did not hesitate to support a police officer caught in a difficult situation.
That day, Constable Colleen McKitrick was struggling with a drunken and increasingly violent man, trying to prevent him from darting into traffic. While there were many bystanders, she was left unassisted to control the man, both stronger and taller than she, until Garret ran to her aid. He helped restrain the man until back-up arrived on the scene.
For his selfless bravery, Garret Allen Hopper was awarded the Vancouver Police Board’s highest award for civilian bravery, the Award of Merit, during the Vancouver Police Department’s 2016 Commendation Ceremony held on January 19, 2016. He was presented with the award by Vancouver Police Department’s Chief Constable, Adam Palmer.
The GardaWorld Vancouver branch and the CBSA management team in Vancouver are very proud of Garret’s recognition. Join us in congratulating him for his outstanding civic engagement!