Bedfordshire Police officers, staff and members of the public recognised for outstanding contributions and life saving actions
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On Thursday (6 April), officers, staff and members of the public were awarded for their outstanding contributions to protecting the public of Bedfordshire.
13 people were awarded a Chief’s Commendation and six were awarded a Royal Humane Society award. A Royal Humane Society certificate is awarded to officers, staff and members of the public who have saved a life.
During the ceremony, we heard of officers and members of the public displaying courage and bravery in saving the lives of three individuals during three separate incidents in Bedford and Luton.
Reports were received from the ambulance service, of a member of the public attempting to take their own life. Two members of the public took decisive action to support officers in pulling the person to safety.
Paramedics were then able to provide emergency intervention and life support. The quick-thinking actions and emergency treatment meant the person’s life was saved.
Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst said: “It is always a pleasure to be able to present Chief Commendation certificates and Royal Humane Society awards to our officers, staff and our community as Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police.
“During these ceremonies, we hear of such incredible acts of bravery, not only by officers and staff, but even members of the public who are saving lives.
“I am incredibly proud of the people in our force and to the community members who support us.