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Posted: December 6, 2019

Kimberley officers recipients of Alexa’s Team award

Three Kimberley RCMP officers were recognized, after the trio was responsible for removing over 100 impaired drivers from the roadways in and around Kimberley last year.

Alexa’s Team awards, which bear Alexa’s printed name, and the name of the three Kimberley RCMP Detachment recipients.

Cst. Dylan Cross, Cst. Gordon Skulnec and Cst. Scott Payne were each welcomed to the Alexa’s Team for their dedication to road safety, by reducing the number of drug and alcohol impaired drivers on the roads in our communities.

The Alexa’s Team award pays tribute to the dedicated police officers who make an extraordinary contribution to reducing the number of drivers affected by alcohol or drugs on British Columbia municipal roads and provincial highways.

Alexa Middelaer was only four-years-old when she was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2008. Her parents turned tragedy into a journey for change. The Alexa’s Team was founded which became a catalyst for change to impaired driving laws.

More than 2,500 police officers are now part of the distinguished Alexa’s Team, a group that has removed thousands of impaired drivers from B.C. roads.

As part of National Impaired Driving Day, which takes place this year on Saturday, December 7, Kimberley RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Chris Newel wishes to recognize each of these officers for their outstanding achievements.

“I am very proud of these officers and their commitment to improving road safety in and around Kimberley,” stated Sgt. Newel.

For more information on the Alexa’s Bus and the Middelaer family.

Lead image: Alexa’s Team award recipients, left to right: Cst. Dylan Cross, Cst. Gordon Skulnec and Cst. Scott Payne stand shoulder-to-shoulder in their Red Serge. Photos submitted

Sgt. Chris Newel shaking hands with Alexa’s Team recipient Cst. Dylan Cross, who received the Alexa’s Team All-Star Award for removing an impressive 49 impaired drivers from the road alone.

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