Paladin Security is excited to share our second #extraordinary officer in this year's Canadian Security Magazine campaign!
We are featuring six stand-out stories from coast to coast throughout 2016; the stories will be showcased in Canadian Security Magazine, as well as online and throughout the Paladin Family social channels. Paladin Security has the best team in the business, driven by the most dedicated and talented individuals; this is our opportunity to highlight a few of the many extraordinary moments that have been happening every day since 1976 - it's the Paladin difference!
Look for the third #Extraordinary story featuring Mark Bakos, in June’s Edition of Canadian Security Magazine.
Mark Bakos, Contract Manager at Edmonton City Centre, Oxford Properties Group
Edmonton City Centre attracts over 10 million shoppers annually and spans three city blocks; it is a busy hub within the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta. Every day Mark Bakos makes it a priority to instill strength and integrity in the Security team he leads at the sprawling property. He also makes a point of maintaining strong ties with the Oxford Properties management team.
On a recent afternoon patrol, Mark noticed a distressed woman had locked her keys in the trunk of her car. He quickly discovered the reason for her panic; her baby lay crying in the back of the locked vehicle. With the temperature rapidly rising, and the baby at risk, Mark jumped into action. He pried the window open with his bare hands, squeezing his arm through, trying to grasp the edge of the door handle. Eventually, Mark managed to grab and release the lock, the frantic mother was able to scoop up her crying baby, comforting her with a huge sigh of relief.
Mark could have stopped and called car services, but he made the decision to keep going, crawling into the trunk through the back of the car to retrieve the mother’s keys.
Mark’s consistency and extraordinary efforts were rewarded at BOMA Edmonton’s 2016 Awards Gala. Mark was awarded the BOMA Edmonton Pinnacle Award, for work Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.
What Our Client Said:
We at Oxford Properties Group consider Mark our colleague. Whether he is assisting the disadvantaged, escorting someone who is lost, or supporting a CEO, Mark treats everyone with respect. Oxford’s motto is Managed with Pride; Mark does this everyday and we are extremely proud to have him as part of our team. Congrats Mark!
Oxford Management Team, Oxford Properties Edmonton, Alberta
Paladin Security’s commitment to our clients is unmatched. By integrating state-of-the-art technologies with our highly trained and passionate officers, our security programs designed for office and commercial high-rises improve tenant safety, security and reduce overall costs.
In photo above (left to right): Pam Brown, Safety & Security Manager, Oxford Properties; Mark Bakos, Contract Manager, Paladin Security Edmonton; Katherine Bell, Director of Operations, Paladin Security Edmonton