The province’s emergency services workers received a special distinction on Tuesday.
Those in the field with 25 years of service in the field were presented with the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal at Government House.
Among the recipients were Norma Sorensen and Cindy Rope from the Mobile Crisis Services, who’ve each been working for over 30 years.
“Crisis workers have never been recognized before, so this is a brand new experience for us,” said Sorensen.
Rope noted this medal speaks to the work they do with other protective service agencies.
“A lot of our calls, we either call the police or they’re calling us.”
The Regina Police Service also had members honoured Tuesday, one of them being Sergeant Andrew Puglia, who wasn’t expecting to be recognized, something his fellow officer noted.
“He works as a Sergeant on the street, shift work, said to me this morning ‘this is great, I didn’t know I was getting this.'”
113 people in the emergency services field received the medal province-wide.