Major-General honoured at Police College
Royal Canadian Air Force Major-General Richard Rohmer, right, was greeted by Community Safety and Correctional Services Assistant Deputy Minister Denise Dwyer, left, and Ontario Police College Director Bruce Herridge at the Police College located northeast of Aylmer on Wednesday morning, June 3 when he arrived to attend the dedication of the facility’s library to him. A plaque was also unveiled during the ceremony that will be on permanent display at the Police College in recognition of Major-General Rohmer’s distinguished military career and accomplishments. He began his military career at the Police College when it was a former Royal Canadian Air Force base during the Second Great War. He gained his pilot’s “wings” at the base when he was 19 before he was shipped to the European theatre of war where he distinguished himself as a reconnaissance pilot. After the Second Great War, Major-General Rohmer continued his high profile military career until leaving the air force in 1981. He is also a lawyer and has written over 30 books of both fiction and non-fiction.
Photography by : Craig Bradford