Members of the public commended by Bromley Borough Commander
PUBLISHED: 10:26 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:26 11 December 2014
Seven members of public were amongst twenty-five people commended by Chief Supt Chris Hafford for their acts of bravery, professionalism and outstanding public spirit.
The seven were commended for their part in assisting police officers at a house fire in Bromley, assisting in the arrest of three burglars in Orpington and providing CPR on a young child until paramedics arrived.
The members of public joined Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers to receive their awards at the ceremony held at The Warren MPS Sports Club in Coney Hall, watched by friends, family, colleagues and members of the borough’s Senior Leadership Team.
An address was given by the Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Julian Benington.
Borough Commander Chris Hafford told the commendees: “Today’s ceremony celebrates your contribution towards making Bromley a safe place to live and work in.
“You have gone above and beyond what is expected of you, have put the community before yourself and placed yourself at considerable risk and for that you are receiving the highest award that the borough can offer.
“You should all be immensely proud of your achievements, it’s been an honour to present you with your award.
“These commendations are a small way for me to recognise and thank you for your exceptional actions.”
The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Julian Benington, said: “The systems may change, the people may change but the ethos of the police service remains the same and it’s been great to hear about our community working with the police to ensure our safety here in Bromley.”