A Halton police officer has been honoured by the Governor General for bravery in the rescue of a man and a small dog last year.
Constable Robert Conant has received the Medal of Bravery at Rideau Hall.
In April of last year Conant responded to a call for help at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
A 25-year-old Burlington man slid about 20 metres down the shale slope.
The man somehow grabbed his dog and grabbed a lone tree branch that jutted out.
The Spectator reports the officer used a nylon rope to lower himself down and used the man’s belt to haul the two up.