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Awards ceremony shines light on courage and dedication

Michelle Skeer

[T]he remarkable achievements of a number of officers at staff were recognised at the Chief Constable’s Awards ceremony this evening (24 May, 2018).

Included in those officers who received commendations from Chief Constable Michelle Skeer were a Police Constable who rugby tackled a man brandishing an iron bar, an officer recognised for their outstanding commitment to supporting the families of those who have lost loved ones to fatal road traffic collisions and a team of officers who investigated the supply of Class A drugs in north Cumbria, resulting in a gang being jailed for a total of 46 years.

Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said: “It has been quite humbling to hear the stories behind why these officers have been put forward for Commendations by their fellow officers.

“We have heard stories of remarkable courage and professionalism, dedication and skill. All of which make me feel incredibly proud of the Constabulary.

“It is rare for the police to shout about successes. The truth is, there is incredible work being carried out every day by our officers and staff. Tonight has been a welcome opportunity to shine some light on that work.”

Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “I have huge admiration for the bravery and dedication shown by these people who have not only gone above and beyond the call of duty to help those in desperate circumstances, but have also put their own lives at risk.

“I am so proud to know that we have such inspirational people working for us, it is absolutely right that, on behalf of the public of Cumbria, I would like to say a sincere ‘thank you’ to each winner tonight and so many more, they are rightly recognised as heroes.”

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