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Friday November 27th, 2015

Posted at 3:16pm

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Blue Line Magazine has awarded Amherstburg Police Best Dressed Police Vehicle Award for 2016. The design was described as not only memorable but breathtaking.

The magazine says that the vehicle redesign was selected for not only possessing a look and style appropriate to the community’s heritage and history but also due to the added efforts in the areas of lighting, and innovative methods of prisoner transport.

They say that the unique design, incorporating a line of red-coats at the ready, clearly shows the Amherstburg Police Service is respectful of the historical significance specific to that region. During the troubling periods between 1790 and 1830, it was a community of refuge for many generations of dislocated families. Loyalists fleeing retribution after the American revolution, First Nations peoples dispossessed of their lands by encroaching settlers and runaway slaves seeking freedom from the oppression of southern landowners. They all found protection under the thin red line of British and Canadian soldiers guarding this famous frontier.

“The slogan emblazoned on the police vehicle sides, ‘People Just Like You’, is an appropriate summarization of this community’s past, present and future,” said Morley Lymburner, Publisher of Blue Line Magazine. “We are not only pleased but proud to present them with this recognition.”

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