Congratulations to North Perth OPP Detachment Sergeant Manny Coelho on his nomination for a 2021 Police Association of Ontario Police Hero of the Year Award.
On Saturday February 27, 2021, Sgt Coehlo joined a member of the "It Takes A Village" organization in a 24hr fundraising event in his capacity as the Contract Sergeant of the North Perth OPP office. "It Takes A Village" is a community supported "free store" that provides items to people who need support during difficult times.
The official nomination is copied below from the PAO website PoliceHero.ca
Sgt. Manny Coelho is a Listowel OPP Officer in Perth County. On Saturday, February 27, he spent 24 hours outdoors to help raise money for our homeless with the "It Takes A Village" organization. The goal was to raise $2,400.00 and the event ended up raising over $31,000.00. Sgt. Coelho is also a member of the Listowel Legion. He made our community proud, and brought a lot of awareness to our community on this issue.
A video of the event was posted on the OPP West Region Twitter and Facebook and can be watched below: