Awards for outstanding officers

OUTSTANDING acts of bravery and dedication will be recognised by Suffolk police later this week at a special awards ceremony.Police officers and police staff will be awarded for their courage and hard work in the most challenging circumstances.

OUTSTANDING acts of bravery and dedication will be recognised by Suffolk police later this week at a special awards ceremony.

Police officers and police staff will be awarded for their courage and hard work in the most challenging circumstances.

Among those being recognised are Detective Sergeant Adrian Benford and Detective Constables Andrew Dunn and Jodie Tuff, who assisted the Metropolitan police with their investigations following the July 7 terrorist attacks in London.

They will be among officers receiving Chief Constable's certificates of merit.

Chief Inspector Alan Caton and Sgt Neil Boast of Ipswich police, will receive certificates for their efforts on the alcohol misuse and enforcement campaign which saw the creation of the Lock 'Em Inn poster initiative and the early intervention policing which reduced alcohol related violent crime over the Christmas period.

Lowestoft based Pc Richard Warne and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Eric Rymer will be recognised for saving a woman who had run into the North Sea in Lowestoft in an attempt to take her life.

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And Pc Paul Osmond of Newmarket police will also be awarded for his lifesaving efforts after he helped save a woman who had attempted suicide by hanging.

Other officers will be recognised for their work on police investigations with Dc John Gibbens receiving credit for work on a complex fraud and deception case and Ch Supt Martin Jelley recognised on behalf of the Chief Constable of Norfolk for his role as senior investigating officer on the Hayley Curtis murder case.

The awards ceremony will take place at the force's Martlesham Headquarters at 3.30pm on Wednesday .

Weblink: www.suffolk.police.uk

Do you know a police officer who deserves recognition for their work? Write to: Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail: eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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