The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police is proud to present
Cst. Keith Bennett of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "F" Division
Cst. Colson Langley of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "F" Division
Cst. Keith Bennett has been a member of the RCMP since 2008. Cst. Colson Langley has been a member of the RCMP since 2006.
On October 19, 2014, Cst Bennett and Cst. Langley along with other members of the RCMP responded to a disturbance call at the Zadack Event Centre near Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan. The information relayed to them was a report of a physical confrontation. As well, a male subject with a firearm was trying to ram the building with a vehicle.
The subject of the complaint was quickly located and taken into custody. He was being escorted back to the police vehicle, when a vehicle quickly approached the area where the members were standing with the person they had in custody. The other constables jumped out of the way of the speeding vehicle. Cst. Bennett recognized that the person they had in custody was likely to be hit. Cst. Bennett pushed him out of the way and he himself was struck by the speeding vehicle.
Cst. Langley ran beside the vehicle trying to get the driver to stop, however the vehicle fled the scene. Cst. Langley then attended to Cst. Bennett who had sustained numerous life threatening injuries. If not for the immediate medical attention provided at the scene to Cst. Bennett by Cst. Langley, Cst. Bennett may have succumbed to his injuries.
Cst. Bennett placed himself in a position of extreme risk, saving the life of the person who was in custody.
Cst. Langley placed himself in a position of risk, attempting to get the driver of the speeding vehicle to stop. He also rendered medical assistance to Cst. Bennett who was suffering from life threatening injuries.
The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police is proud to recognize Cst. Bennett and Cst Langley for their act of heroism with the “Valour Award”.
Chief Troy Hagen
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police