Cobourg - (September 9, 2014) At an investiture ceremony held today at Rideau Hall, Cobourg's Chief of Police, Kai Liu received the Order of Merit of the Police Forces from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. He was made a Member of the Order.
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000, to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community.
Three levels of membership with post-nominal letters reflect long-term, outstanding service: Commander (C.O.M.), Officer (O.O.M.) and Member (M.O.M.).
Chief Kai Liu says "I am grateful to be recognized for this prestigious national award. I am humbled to be selected by my peers for my contribution to policing and community development.
I would like to dedicate this Governor General award to my father Chao Liu. He was looking forward to being here today to witness the ceremony but sadly after a courageous battle with cancer he passed away 4 days ago on Friday September 5, 2014. It was my father along with my mother who in 1970 brought their family to Canada from Taiwan. Their dreams and hopes were that their newly adopted country, Canada, would offer their five children a brighter and safer future. It is because of their dreams that I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the communities of Ottawa, Gananoque and Cobourg. I have also been given the privilege to work with many outstanding men and women in policing."