Fudge Named Finalist for Peace Officer of the Year

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Constable Oswald Fudge is one of three finalists for the 2014 Police/Peace Officer of the Year Award (POYA).

Constable Oswald Fudge is one of three finalists for the 2014 Police/Peace Officer of the Year Award
"Os is certainly an institution in Gander," said Mayor Claude Elliott.

Coordinated by Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers, the POYA program honours enforcement officers in Newfoundland and Labrador that perform beyond the call of duty both on the job and in the community.

Constable Fudge has served as Municipal Enforcement Officer for the Town of Gander since 1987, having previously served with the RCMP and Alberta Highway Patrol in a career spanning more than 40 years. Outside working hours, he has been a tireless volunteer and community leader, organizer, fundraiser and advocate dedicated to improving the quality of life of his fellow citizens.

"Os is certainly an institution in Gander," said Mayor Claude Elliott. "Other police forces talk about being more responsive to their citizens and understanding the needs of their communities, and the fact is, that's what Os has been doing from Day One and our community is better off for it."

For more than 20 years, the POYA program has recognized provincial police officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for their professionalism and contribution to the communities in which they were stationed. This year, to better represent the various enforcement entities throughout the province, the program has been expanded to also recognize all peace officers and enforcement agencies.

The 2014 POYA presentation ceremony will be held May 2 at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre.

Organizations: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Day One, Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

Geographic location: Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Ed Brake
    May 01, 2014 - 09:31

    Cst. Fudge has performed at an extraordinary level of service as a Police Officer dating back to the 1970's. Moreover, he has influenced and mentored many Newfoundlanders to become successful Police Officers throughout Canada. I know first hand because he mentored me in the late 1970's. Considering his unmatched time in the saddle, I feel he should win this recognition with ease. Ed Brake, S/Sgt. RCM Police (ret.) Regimental # 37709

  • Ed Brake
    May 01, 2014 - 09:30

    Cst. Fudge has performed at an extraordinary level of service as a Police Officer dating back to the 1970's. Moreover, he has influenced and mentored many Newfoundlanders to become successful Police Officers throughout Canada. I know first hand because he mentored me in the late 1970's. Considering his unmatched time in the saddle, I feel he should win this recognition with ease. Ed Brake, S/Sgt. RCM Police (ret.) Regimental # 37709

  • Ed Brake
    April 29, 2014 - 08:43

    An excellent finalist and a model Police Officer. A rare combination of soft-skills and problem solving place Os in a rare group of police officers able to effectively communicate with his client base.. Os influenced me and guided me in my own Police career dating back to 1980's. Os deserves this recognition for his exemplary and tireless dedication to Police work. Ed Brake S/Sgt. RCM Police (ret.) #37709

  • Pleman Wheaton
    April 27, 2014 - 08:14

    The same Guy that gave me a ticket when I pulled up in front of the mall and my wife was coming out with a cart full of items in the pouring rain. While putting the items in the vehicle, he handed me a ticket for $82.00. Real nice guy(NOT)

  • Terry
    April 25, 2014 - 19:36

    If any officer deserves that award it would be Os for sure A job well done my friend Best Regards Terry & Betty