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Brave officers commended for Manchester Arena attack response

They ran towards the scene not knowing the dangers they could face
Published - 05/01/2018 By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle

Officers, PCSOs and rail staff who carried out extraordinary acts of bravery in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack were recognised for their heroism.

A commendation ceremony was held to recognise the British Transport Police officers and staff, Northern Rail employees and Carlisle Support Services staff who responded to the atrocity last May. 

Among the BTP personnel honoured were PC Jessica Bullough, PCSO Mark Renshaw, PCSO Jon Morrey and PCSO Lewis Brown - the first responders on the scene.

 

British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said: “This ceremony gave us an opportunity to remember those 22 people who lost their lives and all the lives changed that night.

“It also gave us a chance to formally recognise those who ran towards scenes of danger, despite unknown danger to themselves, to help and protect the many innocent people who found themselves caught up in the attack.

“We are incredibly proud and extremely grateful for the heroic actions of all those commended here today.

“However, more than 180 BTP officers and staff showed incredible courage during their response to the immediate aftermath of the attack and in addition to those receiving a commendation today, I will be sending a personal letter of recognition to all BTP officers and staff  who carried out extreme acts of bravery that night and in the days that followed.

“Their courage, professionalism and compassion was outstanding, and the force is proud of each and every one of them.”

 

 



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