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NWPD to rename police vessel
The New Westminster Police Department is renaming is police vessel to honour an officer who played a large role in starting up the NWPD's marine unit.
The boat will have its name changed from Mike-1 to Shaw-1 in the memory of Sgt. Ken Shaw, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2008.
"Sgt. Shaw was integral in the department's initiation of a marine unit," said Chief Const. Dave Jones in a press release. "It's fitting that our boat should carry his name and honour his memory."
The department will hold a ceremony to rename the vessel on Friday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Quay where the boat is based.