Precious medal sought

Keep everything else, all this family wants back is a family heirloom.

On Feb. 28, police received a call about a break and enter to a storage unit in the 3300 block of Centennial Drive.

While several items were taken, all the family want back is a medal of Military Merit, which was presented to the victim's late father for his military service.

According to the victim, other items taken from the unit are of no value to the family, however the family is requesting the public’s assistance in tracking down the medal.

“The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and woman of the Canadian Forces,” said Const. Kelly Brett. “It is very unfortunate that this family has lost something so precious to them, which is an item that cannot be replaced.”
The medal is a blue cross with a silver maple leaf centre which is suspended by a blue ribbon with gold edges.

Anyone with any information about the medal and its whereabouts is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online.

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