Local constable honoured at police awards tonight

Comox Valley RCMP Const. Tammy Douglas is one of a select group of B.C. police officers being honoured tonight in Victoria

Comox Valley RCMP Const. Tammy Douglas is one of a select group of B.C. police officers being honoured tonight in Victoria as part of the Police Honours Night, marking outstanding officers throughout the province.

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton will present awards to 82 officers.

In May 2012, Douglas was in the right place at the right time, when she acted quickly to remove a woman from a burning home on Topland Road.

She was making patrols up Mission Hill in Courtenay when she observed a large amount of smoke coming from the area behind Comox Valley Dodge.

Douglas found three occupants safely outside the home, however a young boy was yelling for help as his aunt was still inside. The front porch are was fully engulfed, and Douglas entered the smoke-filled home and found a woman in the back area.

She was able to safely escort the woman outside. All residents of the home, including two family dogs, escaped with minor injuries due to smoke inhalation.

Douglas was treated for smoke inhalation, but did not suffer any serious injury.

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