***Feature image courtesy of Andrew Francis Wallace/ Toronto Star **
Two weeks yesterday, Halton Police Officer of 34 years Jackie Gordon stepped through the doors of the Queen’s Park Legislature as the new Sergeant-at-Arms.
For those who don’t know, the Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for maintaining order in the Legislature for the speaker. They also maintain the security and aesthetics of the House of Commons.
Her first day on the job was before 100 young women visiting Queen’s Park as part of leadership program.
“It’s a historic moment and they wanted to share that with me,” Jackie Gordon said in a recent Inside Halton article of her daughter and husband, who sat with a group of her longtime girlfriends from Burlington Central High School, and close policing colleagues she’s known for 35 years.
“They know I’ve worked hard for a long time to get where I’ve gotten to and they wanted to be here to support that day,” she went on to say in the article.
This appointment comes after Burlington MP Karina Gould to Minister of Democratic Institutions. It has been a big year so far for Burlington. Our city is continuing to get noticed on a national stage; I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2017 holds!