Staff from Cambridgeshire Police have been recognised for their bravery and dedication.
A number of officers were honoured at a Joint Protective Services awards ceremony last week.
Go to our website to read about who was awarded and what for.
The first ACCs Commendations were awarded to Katrina Curtis, who was a PC at the time of the incident and Special Constable Benjamin Ross for their actions when they responded to an incident in which a woman was fatally stabbed in her own home in Hemel Hempstead on 14 September, 2015.
A man had forced his way into Nicola Cross’s home and attacked her before attempting to take her two children, who had been in the house at the time. He was detained in the garden and subsequently sentenced to a hospital order having pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The next group of people to be honoured were those who responded to a collision in Cambridgeshire on 28 May, 2017. Sergeants Chris Smith and Peter Scholes along with PC Stuart Appleton were patrolling roads around an air show in Duxford when they were made aware of a serious injury collision on the A505 near to the junction with Gravel Pit Hill. A motorcycle had collided with a vehicle in front before colliding with a tipper style transit van.
The officers made their way to the scene along with Kevin Rawlins, who was the event traffic controller, to assist with first aid. Sergeant Smith also assisted in setting an emergency plan for the public to exit the air show.
The prompt actions of the four officers and Mr Rawlins without a doubt contributed to saving the life of the injured motorcyclist who was not expected to survive his injuries, and the plan that was implemented ensured that the event could continue with minimum disruption to other members of the public both in the event and the local community. The officers received their awards on the night however, Mr Rawlins wasn’t able to attend.
The next set of awards were presented to officers who had attended a domestic incident in Kempston on 1 January, 2017.
The incident involved a man with a weapon. PC Daniel Almond, who was a Special Constable at the time of the incident, was first to arrive. The suspect subsequently pointed an air weapon at him and he called for backup. Colleagues from the firearms and dog units attended and contained the premises. They entered the house and the man swung a spear at them. He was subsequently detained without further incident and has since been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the possession of a firearm with intent and six months for the affray, to run concurrently.
The following were among those awarded ACCs Commendations in relation to this incident:
o PC Andy Martin
o PC Ryan Donaldson
o PC Graham Ashby and PD Ciav
o PC Daniel Almond