Staffordshire police officers and staff honoured at awards ceremony

STAFFORDSHIRE police officers and PCSOs who tried to save the lives of two members of the public by giving them emergency first aid, have honoured at a special awards ceremony.

Ten police officers and staff were presented with Royal Humane Society Certificates by Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, alongside Lord Lieutenant, Ian Dudson, at a ceremony which recognises and celebrates the outstanding work at Staffordshire Police.

Five police officers and a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will be recognised for their efforts after they tried to save the life of a man found in woodland. They performed CPR for 25 minutes before ambulance arrived.

In another incident, three police officers and a PCSO will be given awards after they gave emergency first aid for 30 minutes to a man found collapsed at the back of a bus. Tragically both people died despite the efforts of police and staff.

The event at the Council Chambers in Stafford also saw long-serving police officers, specials and staff recognised for their continued hard work and commitment.

Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, said:Recognising and celebrating the outstanding work of our officers and staff is something we pride ourselves on at Staffordshire Police.”