Staff Sgt Joe Matthews named Officer of the Year for 2016

TPS member Staff Sergeant Joe Matthews has been given the Toronto Board of Trade’s Police Officer of the Year Award for 2016 for his successful efforts at helping a shooting victim at the Muzik nightclub at Exhibition Place on August 8, 2015.  In presenting the award, Chief City Planner Jennifer Kessmaat recalled how Matthews was punched by a woman bystander and harassed by a hostile crowd as he administered first aid to the wounded person who was bleeding badly. Release