Bravery awards for fire rescue officers

TWO police officers who rescued an elderly man from a burning flat are to be given awards for their bravery.Sergeant David Burrell and Pc Neil Porter will receive two of 27 awards to be handed out at the Suffolk Constabulary Awards Ceremony tomorrow at the police headquarters, in Martlesham Heath.

TWO police officers who rescued an elderly man from a burning flat are to be given awards for their bravery.

Sergeant David Burrell and Pc Neil Porter will receive two of 27 awards to be handed out at the Suffolk Constabulary Awards Ceremony tomorrow at the police headquarters, in Martlesham Heath.

The couple will be given a Chief Constable's Commendation for saving the pensioner from his flat in Woodbridge on June 17 last year.

The awards will recognise acts of bravery and extreme dedication by people in Suffolk and will be presented to police officers, staff and members of the public.


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Six members of the public will be given certificates of appreciation for their courageous, intelligent or commendable actions.

Detective chief inspector John Quinton will be given the same award for his outstanding work carried out in Thailand.

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Mr Quinton, from the force's headquarters in Martlesham, worked as a senior victim identification manager following the Tsunami disaster on December 26 2004.

The Lindacre Award is being presented to David Stagg for his outstanding contribution and the delivery of a constant high standard of performance in the role of senior forensic officer.

Pc Lindsay Whittaker will be awarded the Sheepshanks Trophy for her dedication and high level of service as a community police officer based at Ixworth.

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