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Police officers in Rutland have been recognised for their outstanding work to serve the community

An awards evening, attended by more than 250 people, took place on Wednesday last week (March 10) to celebrate and recognise the hard work, dedication and bravery of police officers, staff and volunteers at Leicestershire Police.

Awards were collected for acts of bravery, outstanding work, high profile investigations, dog handling work and innovation.

PCs Joe Lloyd and Laurie Appleton
PCs Joe Lloyd and Laurie Appleton

Officers in Rutland did the county proud with PC Laurie Appleton and PC Joe Lloyd both awarded a Royal Humane Society Commendation for carrying out life-saving resuscitation on a man last year.

The pair leapt into action when they spotted a man slouched over his bike during their patrols in Oakham.

As they pulled over to check on him, the man collapsed on the verge and they realised he wasn't breathing.

PC Laurie Appleton, ACC Adam Streets and PC Joe Lloyd
PC Laurie Appleton, ACC Adam Streets and PC Joe Lloyd

With the help of retired DCI Chris Baker and his wife Sue, the officers resuscitated the man - an action which ultimately saved his life.

PC Lloyd was also awarded a commendation, alongside PC Anna-Marie Ingram and PC Ben Tranter, for bravery after the three officers helped a suicidal man.

The man had an axe with him at the time with the intention to take his own life.

PC Ingram's empathy and clear instruction from PC Tranter ensured the situation de-escalated safely for all.

Sgt Paul Kear of Rutland Police said: “I’m immensely proud.

"The calibre of the officers keeping the Rutland neighbourhoods safe is second-to-none and it’s great to get an opportunity like this to recognise and celebrate their outstanding work.”

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