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Two officers honoured with Awards of Valour

Retired Abbotsford Police detective Bill Emery and current major crime detective Tom Wheatley each recently received provincial Awards of Valour for their role in a serial-killer investigation.

The two were among 10 members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) recognized for their work in linking three murders of sex-trade workers.

The officers worked through their 2007 year-end holidays to secure an arrest of the accused.

The group were among 82 officers recognized during the recent Police Honours Night in Victoria.

A total of 38 officers received the Award of Valour – the highest honour for a police officer in B.C. – and another 44 received meritorious service awards, recognizing exemplary performance.

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