WEST NIPISSING, ON – Members of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the OPP have been recognized for duties they performed in an emergency situation.

It was part of an OPP awards ceremony held earlier this week near North Bay in West Nipissing. 

Police Commissioner Thomas Carrique presented medals and plaques to dozens of frontline officers, volunteers and citizens for service done to the community.

Parry Sound Constable Adam Hemming was recognized for his assistance with a man in medical distress earlier this year. Hemming administered naloxone and performed CPR on the man.

Auxiliary Constable Matthew Walker and a nurse, Josee Hill were on hand at the right time when an elderly man collapsed in Parry Sound. The pair administered CPR until first responders arrived to take over for what was later diagnosed as a heart attack.