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Tribute to Chief David McKinnon

Saturday, May 17, 2003 - Mayor Peter Kelly, on behalf of members of Halifax Regional Council, extended condolences today to the family and friends of Chief David McKinnon, of the Halifax Regional Police Service.

Chief McKinnon joined the force of the former Halifax Police Department as a Constable and later rose through the ranks to the position of Chief of Police of the Halifax Regional Police Service. He embodied all the qualities and commitment of those dedicated to law enforcement and dedicated to making our community a better and safer place in which to live and work. Chief McKinnon was among the first police officers in our region to fully embrace the concept of community-based policing, where partnerships between the community itself and law enforcement agencies combined to achieve a common goal.

Chief McKinnon won national respect and recognition for his philosophy and initiatives in helping to build the foundation for safer communities in our country. He was one of the first recipients of the Honour of Merit for Police Services in Canada, in recognition of his contribution to police services and the administration of justice throughout Canada.

Chief McKinnon will be remembered as one who was devoted to teamwork and consensus building, as well as to balanced law enforcement for the betterment of Halifax Regional Municipality. He enjoyed the respect of his fellow officers, law enforcement ranks, Halifax Regional Council, Senior Management and all employees of HRM.

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Mayor Peter Kelly
(902) 835-6097

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