Life savers honoured by Chief Constable

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Officers and staff received certificates from Chief Constable Alan Pughsley at an awards ceremony held at the Kent Police College on Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

Amongst those recognised were Sergeants Jonathan Sheehan and Carl Lidgley who were awarded Royal Humane Society certificates by the Chief Constable, for applying first aid to an injured man in Littlebourne Road, Canterbury in June 2017. The man was bleeding heavily and the officers applied a tourniquet to stem the blood flow prior to the arrival of paramedics. A hospital consultant said that the actions of the officers in providing the initial first aid undoubtedly saved his life.

Also being honoured for saving a life was police staff member Christine Rook and two members of the public, Laura Collier and Gemma Rustrick. 

On 21 September 2017 in Aylesford a woman was playing netball when she collapsed and stopped breathing. The ladies performed CPR for 23-minutes before the arrival of an ambulance. The unconscious woman was later revived at a London hospital. The trio all received Royal Humane Society certificates.

Four officers received their Royal Humane Society Certificates for their part in resuscitating a man in Ebbsfleet on 7 May 2017.

PCs Scott James, Jazzmin Robinson, Stuart Obbard and Philip Wilton were called to a house in the town where they found a young man hanging from a bannister. They worked together cutting him down and administering CPR until the arrival of paramedics. The man survived the incident and was later discharged from hospital.

Two new recruits and their mentors were also recipients of Royal Humane Society certificates. PCs Chris Combellack, Neil Davies, Georgie Dell and Navinderpal Singh Birring were called to a Northfleet car park on 23 March 2017 after a man collapsed and stopped breathing.

The officers worked together to administer CPR, keeping the man’s heart beating until he reached hospital. The man survived the incident which happened whilst PCs Combellack and Dell were new in post.

Chief Constable Alan Pughsley said:

‘Four lives have been saved thanks to the quick thinking of these individuals. They are reflection of the professionalism, compassion and bravery from those within the force.
‘It is an honour to be able to recognise those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to save life and prevent families from having to suffer a tragic loss.’

 

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