RCMP Chief Superintendent Rod Booth, Officer in Charge of Northern British Columbia, presented two awards after the Remembrance Day Ceremonies in 100 Mile House on Nov. 11.
S/Sgt. (retired) Martin Sarich received the Commanding Officer’s Commendation for Outstanding Service – presented in recognition of his leadership during Operation Iron Horse (Gustafsen Lake Standoff) in 1997.
Sarich was the NCO in charge at the 100 Mile House detachment at the time, and his leadership and knowledge of the local community was a critical part of the overall resolution achieved at Gustafsen Lake.
Marg Sarich received the Second Member award to recognize for her support and assistance in various postings. She acted as clerk, secretary, guard and did all the work that once was expected of spouses in the smaller postings, but is now the function of paid professionals.
Says acting detachment commander Sgt. Don McLean: “The 100 Mile House RCMP would like to recognize Martin and Marg Sarich for their dedication.”