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Lethbridge Police officer awarded Medal of Bravery

A Lethbridge police officer has received the Medal of Bravery, an honour awarded to those who have risked their lives to try to save someone in imminent danger.

Cst. Marco Pagliericci was presented with the medal by the Right Hon. Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, at a recent ceremony in Ottawa.

The incident that earned Pagliericci his nomination took place back in April of 2017, where he rescued several residents from a fire in the Bridge Villa Estates Trailer Park, in Lethbridge. When he arrived on the scene, he entered a unit overtaken by flames and, after directing an elderly woman out and away from the home, he found an elderly man with a disability lying on the couch. Pagliericci helped the man leave the home, before turning his focus to evacuating as many tenants from the other units as possible until firefighters arrived on scene.

Pagliericci has been a member of LPS since 2001 and is a decorated Canadian Forces veteran of 23 years. He’s also believed to be the first Lethbridge Police officer to receive the medal in the 120-year history of the Police Service.

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