13-year-old honoured with Junor Citizen Award in Guelph

Photo provided by Guelph Police

In the fall of 2018, 13-year-old Dylon Dean found himself in a scary situation. He was alone when a family member suddenly went into medical distress.

In these types of situations, often people panic and are unsure what to do, and more importantly, their fear keeps them from acting. 

Dylon acted, with no other adults around; he was not sure, how exactly to help his loved one, but he knew he could call 911 for help. He stayed calm on the phone, clearly giving his location and details to the dispatcher all the while monitoring the individual as he was instructed to do.

Dylon was able to relay important information to the dispatcher that allowed them to arrive quickly and with a plan on how to take care of his family member.  

Emergency services transported Dylon’s family member to the hospital where they were treated for their condition and recovered.

Dylon’s bravery shined through at a time when many would have panicked. He worked through his fear and acted, calling 911 for help, and possibly saving the life of his loved one.   

For his actions, Dylon will be commended and awarded the Junior Citizen Award by the Guelph Police Service in a ceremony on May 30, 2019. 

The Junior Citizen Award is a Guelph Police initiative and the recipients are nominated by a member of the police service. The award is given to a youth under 18 years of age who is a citizen of Guelph who has been involved in a police related incident. The Junior Citizen Award is awarded annually to provide recognition to young citizens of Guelph who contribute to the community by assisting the Guelph Police Service in keeping our city a safe place to live, work and play. 

This is the thirteenth annual presentation of the award.   


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