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Police Bravery for Fighting Off Wanted Man Awarded

Hardly a day passes when we are not reminded of the tremendous job our police do.

Several police officers from Toowoomba and surrounding regions were yesterday recognised for their bravery in the line of duty.

They included Gatton Sergeant Tony Harm who was dragged through a fence and fought off a wanted man who was reaching for his police firearm.

As these police officers received awards, their colleagues were chasing a suspected gunman who had crashed his car in Toowoomba and run from them.

Read more in The Satellite.

Heroic Acts and Dedicated Police Officers Awarded In Bristol

The heroic acts and dedication of police officers in Bristol and beyond were celebrated at Police Awards yesterday.

Temporary Chief Constable John Long, Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, and the High Sheriff of Bristol, Ros Kennedy, presented the awards to the officers who showed bravery and commitment in their roles.

There is less than a month to nominate police officers who have done something special to help their community.

The Neighbourhood Policing Awards for Avon and Somerset Constabulary are open for submissions.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens ,said: “These awards aim to highlight the very best in neighbourhood policing, showcasing examples of officers, staff, specials and volunteers going above what is expected of them.

“The nominations received so far highlight the empathy of officers, selflessness of specials, diligence of call handlers, dedication of PCSOs, enthusiasm of cadets and commitment of volunteers.”


Read more about the brave award recipients in Bristol Post.

Source: www.bristolpost.co.uk

To nominate someone before the closing date of August 4, visit www.neighbourhoodpolicingawards.co.uk.

Bravery Awards for Auckland Men Who Stopped Vicious Attack

Others stood by while a young woman was being strangled and punched in her car, but five Auckland men took action to stop the attack, chase down the offender and restrain him until police arrived.

Barrie Olsen, Konrad Berking, Jason Sloan, Maina Papalii and Robert Lew today received bravery awards for their actions during a special ceremony at Henderson Police Station.

Today, Waitakere Police Area Commander Inspector Scott Webb praised the mens’ actions.


Read the full story in NZ Herald.

Source: www.nzherald.co.nz

Mango Hill 2013 Siege: Queensland Police Officers Recommended for Bravery Awards

The state coroner has recommended three police officers who risked their lives in a potential suburban hostage situation with an armed man be considered for bravery awards.

Terry Ryan said the officers responded professionally in a highly charged situation involving a man with a known propensity for violence and an apparently loaded weapon.

Michael Shawn Sweeney, 42, died from a self-inflected gunshot wound to his head at Akuna Way, Mango Hill, on February 8, 2013.

Mr Ryan said Mr Sweeney had contravened a domestic violence order by going to his ex-partner’s home while on parole.

An inquest heard Mr Sweeney had been released from jail a month earlier.

He had gone to his ex-partner Angela Sands’s home to see his son, six months, and while holding the baby he had pulled a sawn-off rifle out of his bag.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au