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Police officer ‘highly commended’ for fatal RTC role

Police Constable Busby with PC Michael Woodhouse and Commander Stuart Cundy

[P]olice Constable Vanessa Busy was highly-commended at an awards ceremony last week in recognition of her dedicated and professional work as a Family Liaison Officer.

PC Busby was commended and received a certificate from Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy at a ceremony in London on Wednesday (6 June), receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Outstanding Officer Achievement category.

The Family Liaison Officer role is a highly complex and sensitive one which involved working with families who have lost loved ones in fatal road traffic collisions.

PC Busby, who is West Cumbria-based as an officer in the Mobile Support Group but supports families around the county, was recently commended by the Chief Constable of Cumbria Police, Michelle Skeer, for her outstanding dedication and commitment to the role.

PC Busby said: “I was absolutely delighted just to be nominated for the award, let alone selected to attend and to be highly commended. It was an honour to represent Cumbria Constabulary.

“I am immensely proud to be able to work in the Family Liaison Officer role.”

Police Constable Tom Davies is a South Cumbria-based Mobile Support Group officer who, like Vanessa, supports families around the county as a Family Liaison Officer.

He too was shortlisted in the same award category. Tom was nominated after displaying outstanding professionalism and competency in his role, which has involved some complex and extremely sensitive cases.

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