Met Police Commissioner Honours Wandsworth Officer

For rushing a very sick baby to hospital and saving its life

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Met Police Commissioner, has awarded members of the police and the public for their dedication, humanity and contributions towards protecting the public of London in a ceremony last week.

The Commissioner personally presented a number of police officers, special constables and a member of the public with commendations and awards from the Royal Humane Society in the presence of the recipients’ friends and family. PC Steve Norton, attached to Wandsworth Borough, was honoured for rushing a very sick baby to hospital enabling medical staff to resuscitate the child successfully.

The Royal Humane Society is a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and, also, for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

The Royal Humane Society Certificate of Commendation was also awarded to:

PC Derek Nyenhuis, attached to Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection, for going to the aid of a woman who had been involved in a traffic collision in Westminster.

PC Katie Blackman, attached to Waltham Forest Borough, for preventing a man committing suicide from the road bridge over the A12.

PC Matt Smith, attached to Tower Hamlets Borough, for preventing a mentally unstable woman from jumping off a third storey balcony.

Special Constable James Tysoe and PCs Fraz Chaudhary (who was at the time a Special Constable) attached to Ealing borough, and Robert Weller (who at the time was a Special Constable) attached to Barnet Borough, for preventing a suicidal man from jumping off a car park 60 feet above the ground.

The Commisioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said, "These people are truly remarkable and it is with pride and thanks that I can commend them for their actions.

"The first duty of all police officers is to protect life and it is very clear that through these officers’, and indeed a member of the public’s, quick thinking and bravery, many people are alive today that would otherwise not be, and many families have been spared the pain of grief."

August 9, 2016

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