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Six members of public among those commended for bravery by Borough Commander

PUBLISHED: 15:43 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:44 05 October 2015

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20 police officers also received awards at a ceremony held in Coney Hall

Twenty police officers and six members of the public have been commended by Bromley’s Borough Commander for their acts of bravery, professionalism and outstanding public spirit.

Five members of the public were commended for their part in detaining an armed robber in Petts Wood and one was commended for reducing antisocial behaviour in the borough.

They 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.

Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Chris Hafford told the 26 commendees: “Listening to the commendations today I feel, as I always do, a real sense of pride. The courage, dedication and hard work is what policing is all about.

“Of particular note is that this year we have recipients who are members of the public, our statutory partners, a Special Constable and police officers from the CID, Safer Neighbourhoods and our Response Teams - now how’s that for partnership?

“We have heard about armed incidents, superb investigations, great community service and saving lives and that’s why we should all feel the same shared sense of pride in what you have achieved.”

The Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Kim Botting, said: “Listening to these awards brought me back to my 38 years in the police service. Bravery, tenacity, leadership, professionalism, all things that spring to mind when talking about the police.

“Congratulations and well done to all of you who received commendations, the work that you do is very impressive. It’s great that the public help us and support us, so thank you to those members of public who were commended today. I cannot speak highly enough about Bromley Police and the job that you do.”

The list of commendees is as follows:

Police Sergeant Rob Goodwin - for outstanding leadership and dedication to duty in administering first aid to the victim of a serious assault until the HEMS arrived and securing the crime scene.

Police Sergeant Paul Law, Police Constable Daniel Stevens, PC Keith Oakins, PC Jack Beadle-Daly and Special Police Constable Amanda Madden, along with Steven Johnstone, Fred Agegaye, Tony Rush and two additional members of public - for displaying great courage and determination in chasing and detaining an armed robber in Petts Wood after he had robbed a bank.

Police Constable Marc Potter and Police Constable Claire Derbyshire - for resilience, professionalism, courage and their fast actions in protecting the victim of a violent assault in Beckenham, while still being ble to identify and detain the violent suspects responsible.

Police Constable Brian Doamekpor and Police Constable Rachel Kerr - for saving a woman’s life by resuscitation and stemming blood loss.

Police Constable Daniel Stevens and Neighbourhood Housing Manager for Affinity Sutton Samantha Littley - for their dedication to reducing Anti Social Behaviour in the Borough of Bromley.

Police Constable Rebecca Perkins for tenacity, courage and selfless devotion to duty in dealing with a serious car fire during the November 2014 fire service strike, evacuating nearby houses and keeping nearby members of the public at a safe distance despite being the only officer on the scene.

Detective Constable Ian Barnard, Detective Constable Karen Rhodes, and Trainee Detective Constable Mark Knox for detective ability, tenacity and professionalism displayed in a complex and protracted investigation that led to the conviction and jailing of three men involved in a violent robbery in Petts Wood.

The three officers, and Detective Sergeant Gary Head, also received a Judges Citation for their “very effective, efficient and thorough police work in bringing the three defendants to justice”.

Police Constable Jessica Hallybone - for bravery, services to the community, quick thinking and working as a team to ensure no lives were at risk in a serious house fire.

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