Paladin Security is excited to share our #Extraordinary officer in this month's Canadian Security Magazine? campaign!
We are featuring six stand-out stories from coast to coast throughout 2016; the stories will be showcased in Canadian Security Magazine, as well as online and throughout the Paladin Family social channels. Paladin Security has the best team in the business, driven by the most dedicated and talented individuals; this is our opportunity to highlight a few of the many extraordinary moments that have been happening every day since 1976 - it's the Paladin difference!
Look for the fourth #Extraordinary story featuring Leo Hutchings, in August’s Edition of Canadian Security Magazine.
Leo Hutchings, Security Officer, St. John's Newfoundland
In January of 2016, Paladin Security Officer Leo Hutchings was on his way home from a late shift driving through Butter Pot Provincial Park in Newfoundland; it was snowing and the road conditions were slushy. A fast moving car passed Leo and started to hydroplane, careened into the median, and rolled at least four times landing on its roof.
Leo pulled over and ran toward the twisted, smoking vehicle. He began frantically heaving snow off the car, and worried about the possibility of fire. Seeing two male passengers trapped inside, Leo smashed the window while one passenger managed to haul himself out and Leo instructed him to get to his car back on the road. The second passenger had injured his leg and needed more support, Leo pulled the injured male through the window. Once the passenger was safely out of the smoking vehicle, Leo inspected the leg while the uninjured passenger called the RCMP.
The passengers were brothers and their frantic mother soon arrived to meet her sons. Leo returned to work early the next morning with a proud smile on his face. He spoke of the incident sharing modestly,
My children think I am a hero, but it’s really no big deal, it was just my instinct. As soon as I witnessed the accident, I ran to help – it didn’t sink in until the next day when I was back at work. My Paladin team is a family and they motivate me every day. Through that, we’ve learned to protect one another and provide people with support when they are in need.
Paladin Security’s commitment to the communities in which we operate is unmatched. We support our clients by integrating state-of-the-art technologies with our highly trained and passionate officers. As our company continues to grow across Canada, it is our people like Leo who make the Paladin difference.
What Leo’s Co-Workers Said:
Branch Manager, Cy Thompson said;
Leo’s heroic efforts exemplify the corporate culture we instill at Paladin. We call this the Paladin Difference and Leo is just that!
Client Service Manager Annette Osborne added;
We are very lucky to have Leo as part of our team. His personal pride in the workplace is obvious, and never taken for granted!
In photo above (left to right): Client Service Manager Annette Osbourne, Security Officer Leo Hutchings & Branch Manager Cy Thompson.