Bravery award for tragic officer

A POSTHUMOUS commendation will be presented to Suffolk Pc Cheryl Lloyd today at Suffolk Constabulary's Awards ceremony.Pc Lloyd, 42, died in June when her patrol car collided with a parked lorry as she answered an emergency call.

A POSTHUMOUS commendation will be presented to Suffolk Pc Cheryl Lloyd today at Suffolk Constabulary's Awards ceremony.

Pc Lloyd, 42, died in June when her patrol car collided with a parked lorry as she answered an emergency call.

Today she will receive a Chief Constable's commendation with colleagues Pc Brian Malster and Pc Nicholas Rush.

The trio are to be recognised for rescuing a man who jumped into the River Orwell last year.

Pc Rush and Pc Malster pulled the man from the water to the riverbank where Pc Lloyd gave him mouth to mouth resuscitation.

The man later died in hospital.

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Also to be recognised today were Pc Tony Russell and his dog Tiz, who were to receive the Aceroon Trophy for their work over the past year which has included arrests and drug seizures.

Sergeant Richard Hill was to receive a commendation for rescuing a woman who had waded into the North Sea at night and was in danger of drowning.

Pc Neil Partridge was to receive the Martin Smith award for exceptional professionalism and dedication.

And Sergeant Chris Rodda, Sonia Lambert, Victoria Fisk and Beverley Larkman were to receive certificates of merit for their work during the police response to the Boxing Day tsunami.

Members of the public were also to be recognised including three men who helped a woman who jumped from Southwold pier; two men who helped injured people trapped in a car which had crashed into a deep, water-filled ditch and a man who intervened to help a neighbour being attacked at knifepoint.

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