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RCMP member honoured for 20 years of service

“My career has been phenomenal, I’ve got to experience the various roles, policing throughout Canada. I’ve truly got to experience this country and the various sections and units and the fabulous people and staff in most of these detachments.”
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Ryan Singleton, right, shows off his 20-year medal alongside Chief Superintendent Trevor Daroux on Wednesday (July 14). (Tyler Klinkhammer/The Cochrane Eagle)

CANMORE – Celebrating 20 years of service to the RCMP, Staff Sgt. Ryan Singleton of the Canmore RCMP was honoured with a medal on Wednesday (July 14) at the Stoney Nakoda satellite office.

Singleton said he was grateful for the recognition he received by the leadership and other members present during the ceremony.

“It’s a fabulous recognition for myself as well as for the RCMP members to honour their service to Canada. It just reaffirms the values and I think more so the recognition of the service that our members are providing to our communities,” he said.

Reflecting back on his service, which has taken him across Canada in various roles and units, Singleton said he’s grateful to have been granted the experiences he has had.

“My career has been phenomenal, I’ve got to experience the various roles, policing throughout Canada,” he said. “I’ve truly got to experience this country and the various sections and units and the fabulous people and staff in most of these detachments.”

Looking forward with his career, Singleton said he is hoping to see the expansion of supports for the membership as the RCMP enters into its first-ever collective agreement with the Canadian Government, which he hopes will expand the RCMP’s membership.

As a supervisor, he said, it is a priority of his to have a positive impact on the membership he oversees and their families.