July 30th, 2010

Heard the one about…

Posted in The Job - General by 200

You probably have no idea – because the UK police as shite at self-promotion – but the annual Police Bravery Awards were held this month.

63 officers from all over the country attended the ceremony in London &  met Prime Minister, David Cameron.

The top honours of bravest officers in England Wales went to 5 Met officers. PCs James Berry, Dion Bird, Stuart Higgs, Jonathan Lowe & Adrian Pine won the award for chasing down & arresting 2 armed robbers in a London street while being shot at several times. The officers were unarmed.

PC Bill Barker was given a posthumous award after he died when he was directing members of the public away from a bridge which collapsed in the Cumbria floods last year.

PC Elizabeth Window of South Wales Police was awarded for saving the life of a woman who was threatening to jump off a bridge.

PCs Jenny Liddell & Gary Walker of Bedfordshire Police dragged the passengers from a blazing car.

Northamptonshire Police’s PC Paula Rutherford tackled an armed man.

PC Sarah Lacy of North Yorkshire Police, was off duty when she rescued residents from a smoke filled building.

PC Tom Kinderman from Wiltshire Police, stripped off & dived into a river to save an unconscious woman from drowning in her crashed car.

Over the last year I guarantee you will heard of orders of magnitude greater than these stories about police cock-ups, complaints & negligence.

How many stories similar to these have you heard?

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