OPP South Porcupine Detachment Sergeant Stephen Meunier has been nominated for a 2021 Police Association of Ontario Police Hero Award. The nominination is posted on the PAO official website PoliceHero.ca and is reproduced in its entirely below. Congratulations Sergeant Meunier! 

Stephen has been an OPP Officer since 1998. He has been a role model for many in his detachment. Since his start, he has worked in several departments having different positions but has always been who he is and continues to work hard to achieve his goals. He takes on any task given to him without hesitation. His hard work, dedication and determination makes him an excellent officer. No matter what, he is the one that will never say no and always there to back up his colleagues and members of the OPP. 

It doesn’t matter if they are officers, civilians or community citizens, Steve will be the first one to lend a hand and help in anyway he can. He is always available to listen and offer help and guidance. He leads in a very positive way and is very supportive.

He was diagnosed with a workplace injury, namely PTSD, in 2017, which was a hurdle for him to deal with. He sought help, continued to work hard, and is now raising awareness amongst his peers and his community.

Steve also volunteers with many organizations in our community in order to give back and make our community a better place. He is a volunteer with MADD Timmins Chapter, The McIntyre Curling Club, Northern Ontario Curling Association, Ontario Curling Counsel and more. Steve is also a school board trustee. I can say that above his full time job, his volunteering and taking time to curl a few nights a week, he is an amazing husband and an awesome father to us. We are extremely proud to call him Sgt. Dad. He is our HERO and a Hero to many in our Community.