Vancouver RCMP Member,
Cpl. George Edward MAKOWSKI, M.B. and Bar,
in his walking out order uniform (left) with Golden Jubilee medal, RCMP Commissioner's
Commendation, and two BC Lieutenant Governor's Commendations. He is also wearing
crossed revolver and crossed rifle marksman awards on his left sleeve, and the Canadian
Forces SAR Tech appointment patch on his chest over his medals.
Citation taken from the website of the
Governor General of Canada:
On 15 December 1994, Constables Ashford, Makowski, Trytten and Walton
rescued a man trapped in a burning car in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
The constables first tried to extinguish the flames underneath and inside the
vehicle, but realized the fire had become uncontrollable. While Constable
Ashford continuously doused the trapped victim with water, Constable
Makowski cut his seat belt and, together with Constables Trytten and
Walton, tried to free the screaming man. In spite of the intense heat and
smoke, they persisted and, using all of their strength, eventually pulled the
motorist from the car, which was completely engulfed in flames seconds later.
* This is the second award of a Medal of Bravery
to Constable Makowski.
Retired Ottawa RCMP Member,
S/Sgt Patrick SHAFER,
Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and RCMP
LSGC medal with Silver bar. He is
holding his recently awarded
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.