The medal is given to peace officers who have completed 20 or more years of exemplary service.
“Conservation officers are leaders here in British Columbia,” argues Lake. “Each officer works hard to protect our environment and reduce human-wildlife conflicts. Congratulations to those members of the Conservation Officer Service awarded with this great honour. These officers have demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional dedication to the service.”
Ginter has led the Conservation Officer Service in the Peace Region for the past six years, and was previously the general duty conservation officer for Sechelt and Dawson Creek.
Parker received his first Exemplary Service Medal in 2003, and was honoured today for his additional 10 years of service, bringing his total to 30 years. He currently serves in Fort St. John, where his own son Blake has also become a conservation officer.
Eight other officers were also awarded medals today.