- Mar 10, 2021
North Perth OPP Sergeant Manny Coelho Nominated For Police Hero Award For Helping Listowel Homeless
Congratulations to North Perth OPP Detachment Sergeant Manny Coelho on his nomination for a 2021 Police Association of Ontario Police Hero of the Year Award.
On Saturday February 27, 2021, Sgt Coehlo joined a member of the “It Takes A Village” organization in a 24hr fundraising event in his capacity as the Contract Sergeant of the North Perth OPP office. “It Takes A Village” is a community supported “free store” that provides items to people who need support during difficult times.
The official nomination is copied below from the PAO website PoliceHero.ca
Sgt. Manny Coelho is a Listowel OPP Officer in Perth County. On Saturday, February 27, he spent 24 hours outdoors to help raise money for our homeless with the “It Takes A Village” organization. The goal was to raise $2,400.00 and the event ended up raising over $31,000.00. Sgt. Coelho is also a member of the Listowel Legion. He made our community proud, and brought a lot of awareness to our community on this issue.
A video of the event was posted on the OPP West Region Twitter and Facebook and can be watched below:
The OPP is lucky to have partners who help vulnerable people in our communities. Perth County's "It Takes A Village" is holding a special event this weekend to raise funds to assist the homeless. Provincial Constable Jillian Johnson has more on "This Is Home". ^dr (1 of 2) pic.twitter.com/kQG2gNvxKH— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) February 26, 2021