The Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital has named EPS Constable Jed Winter as their Top Cop for 2019.
Constable Winter was selected for going above and beyond the call of duty as a police officer. He has volunteered countless hours coaching and mentoring children at local schools, and raised thousands of dollars to help children fighting with cancer in our city.
As part of the award, the Kiwanis Club of Edmonton - Oil Capital is donating $1,000 to the Kids with Cancer Society on behalf of Constable Winter.
Kiwanis has previously recognized 43 EPS officers for their outstanding volunteer contributions in the community since 1976.
Constable Jed Winter – Kiwanis Top Cop for 2019
Constable Jed Winter has only been with EPS for a few years, but in that time he has made a tremendous impact owing to his big heart and commitment to the community.
Jed Winter joined the EPS in 2016. He was very athletic, involved with sports, and had a previous career as a professional wrestler holding the Heavyweight Champion title in the Prairie Wrestling Alliance. However, it was Jed’s Uncle Steve who encouraged him to become a true champion in the community as a police officer.
Drawing from his own experiences growing up, and his work with children’s charities as a wrestler, Jed knew he wanted to do more to help kids facing challenges in life.
Jed spent countless hours volunteering at schools – reading to students, organizing field trips, coaching volleyball, basketball and softball teams, and setting up friendly police versus student basketball games. He also started mentoring children in the EPS Safe in Six school program to help them build a more positive self-image and make better choices.
Jed’s unique background helped him raise approximately $100,000 for Edmonton’s Kids with Cancer Society through two popular fitness events. In 2014, Jed partnered with radio personality and fellow powerlifter Paul Brown (Yukon Jack) to create the annual Squats for Tots fundraiser. Then in 2019, Jed collaborated on Pro Wrestling YEG, where he won the Invitational Battle Royal match and exceeded fundraising goals.
Constable Jed Winter is a role model we can all look up to – not because of his strength and stature, but for his humble sacrifice and caring heart that beats with boundless energy for the youth of our city.
Congratulations Constable Jed Winter!
The Top Cop Award was presented to Constable Jed Winter by Heather Gillis from the Kiwanis Club and Chief Dale McFee on December 7, 2020.