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Community Serving and Lifesaving Posted On 24 September 2021

West Midlands Police receive acknowledgment of their Service

 

In December 2019, four police officers, PCs Spencer Lunn, Paul Dempsey, Michael Henry and West Midlands Police staff member Dave Raymond received a horrifying report that a woman had been hit by a train near Berkswell railway station. The four quickly made their way to the scene to see how they could assist.

PC Michael Henry immediately ensured the power was switched off and the trains halted whilst Dave Raymond began first aid on the injured woman. She was found on the tracks with a severed lower leg. Spencer and Paul arrived shortly after, and Paul used his belt to make a tourniquet to stem the bleed. The four worked together to treat and care for the woman until the paramedics arrived. They then travelled with her by ambulance assisting until they reached the hospital.

Their heroic efforts have been recognised and the quartet have been presented with a certificate from the Royal Humane Society which is given to those who display acts of bravery in saving a human life. The award was presented by Deputy Chief Constable, Vanessa Jardine at a ceremony held in their honour on Thursday 9th September.

Member of the public used social media to express their thanks for the bravery of the four police officers, ‘Well done West Midlands Police and always appreciate all police officers who keep us, the public, safe’, ‘Well done WMP, we are so proud of you all’, ‘Thank you for risking your own lives to save others! Respect to every single one of you’.

This is not the first time that PC Spencer Lunn has been recognised for his outstanding bravery. In fact, just minutes before being presented with the award, Spencer was awarded a national bravery award for saving 12 people from a fire in Birmingham.

If you have been inspired by this story, why not work or volunteer with the police? Search the opportunities available at west-midlands.police.uk

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