VIDEO: Windsor Police Honour Exceptional Efforts in Community

The Windsor Police Service took some time to recognize citizens and officers who have gone above and beyond to help those in need.

More than 30 awards were handed out at the annual Exemplary Service Awards Banquet Wednesday night.

Rola Osman was one of the citizen award winners.

She works for the Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre and during her daily routine out in the community, she came across a Windsor police officer in distress.

Rather than calling for help, she jumped into action providing CPR — likely saving the officer's life.

Osman credits training she received at work.

"While I was doing outreach I did stumble upon an officer who needed some first aid. So I was able to provide that. It's not common, but we're all human and we all need first aid sometimes. So I think the fact that I got first aid training at work was really great. I recommend first aid training for other people so that they're able to help anyone who is in need."


The Windsor Police Service 2019 Exemplary Service Awards Banquet held May 15, 2019 (Photo by AM800's Zander Broeckel)

She says she just did what anyone else would have done.

"Common sense that I would have helped if I saw someone that needed help. It's definitely an honour to be able to get an award for something like that. It's just something that, I guess, everybody would do, I think, if they saw someone that needed help."

Osman says it was her chance to give back to those who serve the community.

"They put their lives on the line every day and it was nice to be able to help someone that needed it and a police officer needed it at the time. They go out there every single day and they're doing their job and you never know when you're going to have to help someone. So it was a positive thing."

The Windsor Police Service hosts the awards every year as part of Police Week activities.