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TIMMINS POLICE TAKE PART IN LOCAL MADD CHAPTER’S “BUTTERFLY LAUNCH” AND VIGIL IN MEMORY OF PERSONS LOST TO IMPAIRED DRIVING

Timmins Police personnel were out in numbers yesterday evening to attend and provide support to the local MADD chapter and its “butterfly launch” in memory of lives lost to Impaired Driving tragedies.

The Timmins Police Service enjoys an effective partnership with the local MADD chapter focused on raising awareness and making strides towards reducing incidents of Impaired Driving.

Surviving family members and MADD chapter members stood for a moment of silence shoulder to shoulder with law enforcement officers from the Timmins Police Service and the South Porcupine OPP to acknowledge those persons who died or were injured at the hands of an impaired driver.

The gathering was reminded of the sentiments put forth by the Lambert-Belanger family stating bluntly and factually that “Impaired Driving is not a choice, it is an act of criminality”

Pictured below are a number of officers who gladly took release butterflies as part of the ceremonial event.

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TPS Sgt. Carter, TPS Cst. Logan Ferrington, TPS Cst. Reese Lamarche, OPP Cst. Metcalf and OPP Cst. Jeff White take turns releasing their butterfly.

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TPS Insp. Dinel and Chief Foy braved threatening skies to take part in this event.

 

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From left to right

OPP Cst. White, TPS Cst. Ferrington, flank MADD representatives with Chief Foy, Tina Saudino (Timmins MADD), TPS Insp Dinel, TPS Sgt. Carter and TPS Cst. Reese Lamarche

Cheers !!