On August 20, 2021, Police Constables Javed and Price responded to a person in crisis on the Bloor St. viaduct bridge. This individual had squeezed through the anti-jumper bars on the bridge, which spans over a major highway. PC Javed, a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team member and his partner engaged with the individual in crisis for over an hour. PC Javed asked the individual to “give me your hand'” and at that moment the individual in crisis responded with “I just need help” and reached out and grabbed the extended hand of PC Javed. It was in that moment that PC Javed gave that person one more day to live, and sometimes that's all a person needs.
To nominate an Officer, Agency or Community organization for an Axon RISE Award, visit: www.axon.com/riseawards
The RISE Award categories:
- The RISE Officer award honors three officers who have saved a life or shown exemplary performance in the field.
- The RISE Agency award recognizes a department for making great strides in building up their community.
- The RISE Community award honors a community program working hand in hand with law enforcement to benefit their local community.
Nominations will be accepted through March 4th, followed by community voting. A panel of judges will review the top 10 finalists in each category and select the winners. This program is open to U.S. and Canada.