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Four Kent Police Officers Nominated for National Police Bravery Awards 2024 for Heroic Rescue

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

Four officers from Kent Police have been nominated for the prestigious National Police Bravery Awards 2024 after their courageous actions saved a woman amid a mental health crisis from a raging fire.

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

PCs Callum Tuckett, Nadia Shah, an officer who wished to remain anonymous, and another unnamed officer, for operational reasons, responded to a distress call reporting that a vulnerable woman had set her home ablaze in an attempt to take her own life.

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

Arriving at the scene, PCs Tuckett and Shah were met with thick smoke billowing from the residence. Undeterred, they swiftly entered the burning building to rescue the woman. However, faced with her volatile behaviour and the rapidly spreading fire, they called for immediate backup.

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

A third PC arrived promptly and joined the rescue effort, helping to carry the resisting woman through the narrow corridors to safety while ensuring the evacuation of all other occupants.

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

Once outside, the officers were met by PCs Phillpot and Capozzi, who provided medical assistance and engaged with residents to ensure everyone’s safety.

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

Neil Mennie, Chair of the Kent Police Federation, praised the officers’ bravery, stating, “Those officers who initially entered and supported subsequently by colleagues who followed, acted without hesitation and placed themselves in danger.

Four Kent Police Officers Nominated For National Police Bravery Awards 2024 For Heroic Rescue

Kent Police Chief Constable Tim Smith expressed his gratitude, saying, “The officers involved in this particular incident demonstrated immense bravery by entering a burning building in order to rescue a very vulnerable member of the public, risking their lives to save hers.

Their swift and selfless actions undoubtedly saved lives and prevented further harm, earning them well-deserved recognition for their heroism.

The Kent Police officers’ nomination for the Police Bravery Awards highlights the dedication and courage exhibited by law enforcement professionals in protecting the public and upholding the values of service and sacrifice.

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