NAN Honours former NAPS Officer, Recipient of 2021 Police Services Hero of the Year Award

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of the Executive Council, is proud to honour the late Jennifer Landry, who has been posthumously awarded the 2021 Police Services Hero of the Year Community Role Model Award for her outstanding service in communities across northern Ontario.

“Jennifer was an outstanding officer who was well liked and respected by members of the communities in which she served. Her untimely passing was a tremendous loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and the entire Matachewan community.

She was a beloved mother, sister, daughter and friend to many, and we are very pleased that she has been recognized by the Police Association of Ontario with this distinguished award. We are proud to join with her family, friends, and fellow officers to honour her life and service with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.

Jennifer dedicated her life to helping others and served with pride and distinction. She was a tireless volunteer and a strong advocate for women through her work with several Indigenous organizations. We give thanks for her many years of service and dedication to our families and communities.”

Jennifer Landry passed away on October 13, 2020. She was a member of Matachewan First Nation, and one of three daughters of Councillor Lilianne Jobson. She served with both the OPP and NAPS during her distinguished policing career and worked in many NAN First Nations.

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