Justin Petonoquot is an Algonquin policeman from Kitigan Zibi. At the age of 18 months, Justin was diagnosed with spinal meningitis. As a result, he lost his hearing, but still dreamed of being a policeman through all his childhood. He overcame many obstacles, and particularly the negativity of a high school teacher who once told him he would never be able to do anything with his life. Justin proved his teacher wrong by becoming a Kitigan Zibi police Corporal and investigator. Justin wants to be a role model for the youth by getting involved with them through sports and school & community events, helping them make positive life choices and making them realize that anything is possible if you truly believe in yourself.