Edmonton school kids following footsteps of first Aboriginal police officer – Global News

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Edmonton school kids following footsteps of first Aboriginal police officer – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015296 Views

June 1, 2015

EDMONTON — Edmonton police are hosting a run for over 200 school kids to commemorate Canada’s first Aboriginal police officer, as part of National Aboriginal History Month.

Monday’s annual run is an appropriate commemoration for Alex Decoteau, who was not only an Edmonton police officer but an Olympic runner. He competed in the 1912 Olympic Games, and is considered one of Canada’s greatest marathon runners.

“We want to encourage youth to have the same dedication and healthy lifestyle as Alex Decoteau, so they can run faster toward their goals and play a more positive role in their community,” said Const. Lisa Wolfe, Edmonton Police Service Recruiting Unit.

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2028871/edmonton-school-kids-following-footsteps-of-first-aboriginal-police-officer/

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