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Fifth commendation in two years for Bromley police officer

PUBLISHED: 16:14 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:14 02 October 2015

Sergeant Brian Doamekpor receiving his commendation

Sergeant Brian Doamekpor receiving his commendation

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Sergeant Brian Doamekpor was commended for saving a woman's life earlier this year

A Bromley police officer has received his fifth commendation in less than two years for his outstanding contribution to policing the borough.

Sergeant Brian Doamekpor was commended by Borough Commander Chris Hafford and Mayor of Bromley, Kim Botting, for saving a woman’s life by performing CPR on her and tending to her injuries.

He received his latest commendation with PC Rachel Kerr who was with him when the incident unfolded earlier on New Year’s Day, when the pair went to conduct a check at an address in Bromley following concerns about the welfare of a resident.

Not receiving any response the officers forced entry to the premises and found a woman covered in blood from injuries to her arms and signs that she had taken an overdose. She was not breathing and was showing no signs of life.

The officers commenced CPR and set about stemming the blood loss. Despite the exhaustive nature of CPR, the two officers continued for 21 minutes until the woman could be taken to hospital where she recovered.

The doctors who treated the woman stated that she was facing certain death if it was not for the actions of the two officers.

Inspector Derren Parsons from Bromley Police said: “In addition, Brian has subsequently kept up contact with the family and Brian and Rachel have provided a service the MPS can truly be proud of.”

Sergeant Doamekpor was previously commended in November 2013 for his part in policing the borough during the August 2011 disorder, saving the life of a suicidal female at Petts Wood train station in August 2012 when he dragged her back from the edge of a platform as a fast train approached, and for his part in an operation in which £30,000 worth of drugs were recovered and a cannabis factory set up to produce £300,000 worth of drugs was dismantled.

Sergeant Doamekpor was also commended in April 2014 for his bravery and courage whilst dealing with a fire at a sheltered housing complex, when he entered the building, located and evacuated the residents and then located the source of the fire, a chip pan, and made the building safe.

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