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WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg is one step closer to honouring this year’s Top Cop. Judge night for
the 2nd annual Top Cop Community Volunteer Awards & Gala took place and local community
leaders, along with event Co-Chair Bruce Berven, spent the evening filtering through the worthy
“Our nominees this year were genuine examples of the men and women who go above and
beyond their role as police officers,” shares Berven.
“They are mentors, fundraisers, event coordinators, coaches, and committee leaders. Our
nominees showcase a strong level of commitment and care for our community.”
The four finalists of Winnipeg's Top Cop are Patrol Sergeant Nick Paulet, Staff Sergeant Bud
Guest, Patrol Sergeant Nicole Sabourin-Friesen and Patrol Sergeant Kirk Van Alstyne. The Top
Cop winner will be announced during the event at The Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel on November 8.
Patrol Sergeant Paulet’s founding event the Winnipeg Police Half Marathon has become one of
Winnipeg’s premiere Canadian Cancer Society’s fundraising events. His team is aiming for the
accumulated $1 million mark for the marathon's 10th year anniversary next May.
Staff Sergeant Guest sits on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Criminal Justice Association
(MCJA) and also volunteers as the Director of the Winnipeg Police Service Community Challenge
Golf Tournament which raises funds for an annual scholarship program.
Patrol Sergeant Sabourin-Friesen has dedicated many hours to the Panther Gymnastics Club as
both their President and Volunteer Coordinator. Her dedication to youth and for those in need is
evident through her work with inner-city schools, Siloam Mission and United Way.
Patrol Sergeant Van Alystyne serves as co-chair of the annual Manitoba Chapter Motorcycle Ride
for Dad event. Each year the event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for Prostate Cancer
research and education.

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