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Nottinghamshire police heroes praised at awards ceremony tonight

November 21, 2019
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Police officers who caught a man who left a student for dead, the team which is cracking down on organised crime on a Nottingham estate and the experts who caught a rapist 30 years on were just some of those honoured at a special awards ceremony tonight.

Meanwhile numerous officers who went above and beyond their normal duties to deal with heroic incidents like saving people’s lives including a man who nearly drowned, and others who put their own lives in danger; were just some of the stories highlighted at the annual Nottinghamshire Police annual force awards at the Albert Hall this evening.

The heroic incidents included an officer apprehending a machete wielding abductor; a PC rescuing a baby while being sprayed with bleach; a PC being knocked unconscious in police cells by an assailant and others facing a man brandishing a shot gun emerging from a burning building. Police officers who were attacked with sledge hammers and rammed by robbers ransacking a pub and a special constable who continued working despite being attacked also received praise, as did many others.

But it was not just those in the line of duty who were applauded. A number of off duty officers were also awarded for their bravery for dealing with dangerous situations, when others may have walked away. This included coming to the aid of a taxi driver and then being assaulted by the passenger and breaking up a fight when someone had been stabbed.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford awarded Chief Constable’s Commendations for bravery, commitment and outstanding work to members of the public, officers, staff and volunteers.

He said: “I would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and winners and to show my appreciation to all of our colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police for their hard work and dedication to serving the people of Nottinghamshire and keeping our communities safe.

“I’m incredibly proud and humbled to hear the amazing stories and incredible acts of bravery performed by our officers, staff, volunteers and members of the public and to know that those acts of bravery, kindness and commitment go on every day.

“The work highlighted in these awards demonstrates the commitment and diligence of our officers, staff and partners.

“The recipients should all be proud of their achievements and the difference they have made to members of our community.

"I’d like to personally thank each and every one of them for their actions and contribution to our county."

Congratulating all the award winners Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “This event recognises the courage and dedication of all those who received, and were nominated for, an award. 

“All too often this is taken for granted as people habitually go that extra mile to protect and support people.  I’m grateful to them all.”

Tonight (Thursday 21 November 2019) was the annual Nottinghamshire Police Awards, hosted by the force, was attended by over 500 officers, staff, members of the public and volunteers along with their families.

The event was sponsored by Nottinghamshire Police Federation, SAAB and HCL Technologies.

Among those on the guest list were Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace, His Honour JJ Teare, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping.

A number of officer and staff were also awarded for achieving particular milestones in their careers, collecting Long Service and Good Conduct medals and awards.

For a full list of award winners please click the link below.

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