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Knighthood for transport officer

PUBLISHED: 17:08 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 12 August 2010

A TRANSPORT cop who was the highest paid officer in the country has been knighted in the Queen s Birthday Honours List. Chief Constable Ian

A TRANSPORT cop who was the highest paid officer in the country has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Chief Constable Ian Johnston, from Petts Wood, was commended for his outstanding service to policing in the awards announced last Saturday.

The head of British Transport Police and a police officer for 44 years, he picked up the highest police income in 2007 of £260,000.

Mr Johnston oversaw the response to terrorist attacks in the capital in 2005 as well as train crashes at Hatfield and Potters Bar.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted to be given this award.

"I believe it is very much a direct consequence of what all the women and men in the British Transport Police have achieved over the last eight years."

Also honoured was Group Captain Edward Reginald Cox, from Chislehurst who, as director of the Air League, was awarded an OBE for his services to the aviation industry.

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