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Jessy Sahota

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Jessy Sahota (Born August 19, 1992) is currently a Delta Police officer and a two sport athlete who is known for his extensive community work and volunteerism through the Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative.

Early Life[edit]

Jessy Sahota attended Elementary & Secondary School in Surrey, BC. He had a troubled childhood, which lead to his eventual expulsion from school at the age of 12. His life began to turn around when he was admitted into the newly formed “Surrey Wrap” program, an outreach program with the aim to prevent at-risk youth from slipping through the cracks. In the Wrap program, he was able to create meaningful connections with positive adult role models within his community. In 2015, Sahota returned to the program as a mentor, hoping to repay the kindness and impact of the mentors he had in his youth.


Coming out of High School, Sahota was a Scholarship Athlete at Simon Fraser University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminology. In 2012, Sahota won a Junior National Wrestling Title with the Simon Fraser University.


Sahota graduated from SFU in 2015 and immediately began working for the Surrey School District RCMP wrap-around program, during this time Sahota also served on the mayors anti-gang task force committee.

In 2016 Sahota joined the Delta Police Department. In 2022 Sahota was awarded the prestigious top 40 Police officers Under 40 in the world by the (I.A.C.P) International Association of Chiefs of Police. Sahota was recognized for the award in Dallas, Texas on October 17, 2022 along with other 39 other officers from USA, UK, UAE, INDIA and other countries.


At Tamanawis Secondary School bSahota was involved in many sports but truly excelled in Wrestling. Sahota has won 3 National Championships in Wrestling and was also a Scholarship Athlete at Simon Fraser University.

Sahota also competed in the World Police & Fire Games in China (2019) & Holland (2022). During both tournaments Cst.Sahota won Double gold in the 125kg division for Freestyle & Greco-Roman Wrestling.

In addition to Wrestling, Sahota is also a top internationally ranked Kabaddi Player who has represented team Canada 8 times and has won the prestigious Kabaddi World Cup. Sahota is regarded as being the greatest Canadian Kabaddi Player in recent years, he is often compared to Olympic Gold Medalist Daniel Igali. Both Igali and Sahota had no previous kabaddi experience and both played the position of “Raiders”.

Volunteer Work[edit]

In his free time Sahota volunteer coaches the North Delta high school wrestling team and the Tamanawis High School Wrestling Team. The Tamanawis Team is the reigning Provincial Champions for the past four years.

Sahota has been volunteering since 2009 with local non for profit charity Yo-Bro Yo-Girl Youth Initiative. Sahota considers charity founder Joe Calendino to be a personal mentor who helped him during his troubled youth.

Personal Life[edit]

Sahota is married to his wife Ikjot Sandhu who works as a youth worker in North Delta.


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"Local Hero, World Champion: Jessy Sahota". Darpan.


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"Delta Police Officer Receives International Policing Award". Delta Police.

Johnson, Lisa. "Gang violence in Surrey: Christy Clark announces money for Wrap Project for at-risk youth". CBC News.

Zillich, Tom. "3rd straight B.C. wrestling banner for Surrey school team coached by returning Sahota brothers". Peace Arch News.

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