Peel police officer nominated for award after saving Brampton stabbing victim

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Published March 14, 2022 at 1:24 pm

Body camera footage shows Const. Judith Solomon responding to a stabbing incident in Brampton on Feb. 7, 2022. (Photo courtesy Peel Regional Police)

A Peel Regional Police officer has been nominated for an award after her efforts to help save the life of a stabbing victim were caught on camera last month.

On the morning of Feb. 7, Peel Regional Police (PRP) received multiple 9-1-1 calls from panicked community members reporting that a woman had been stabbed at a pharmacy in Brampton.

Officers were dispatched to the scene, and Const. Judith Solomon was the first one to arrive on scene despite nearing the tail end of a 12-hour shift.

Police say Solomon entered the pharmacy without back-up and found a female victim had been stabbed in the neck with the suspect still in the store.

Solomon directed a bystander to apply pressure to the stabbing victim’s neck to slow the bleeding before the officer evacuated the pharmacy and arrested the suspect.

Once other officers arrived at the scene, Solomon gave first aid to the victim who is expected to make a full recovery.

“Solomon’s heroic actions prevented loss of life, harm to others and a volatile situation from escalating,” police said in a statement.

The incident was caught on an AXON police body camera, and the constable has been nominated for the 2022 AXON RISE Officer Award which is presented each year to an officer who has saved a life or shown exemplary performance.

PRP is asking residents to visit RiseAwards.us to vote for Solomon, saying she “exemplifies the hard work and professionalism that our officers display on the frontline every day.”

“As a police service, we are incredibly proud of Constable Solomon, and all the achievements of our officers and organisation,” police said.

PRP is able to recognize this act of heroism due to our newly implemented Body-Worn Cameras (BWC). We are one of few services in Ontario to embark on this innovation and are proud of our officers for embracing the training and the functionality of BWC.

Voting for the AXON RISE Officer Award closes on Friday.

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