Quick-thinking PCSOs presented with award for coming to woman’s aid

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 April 2017

PCSO Alex Humphries from Weston Police Station receiving the Royal Humane Society Commendation. Picture: Barry Attwater

PCSO Alex Humphries from Weston Police Station receiving the Royal Humane Society Commendation. Picture: Barry Attwater

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Two Weston-super-Mare police community support officers (PCSOs) have been honoured for their quick thinking actions.

PCSO Michelle Barratt from Weston Police Station receiving the Royal Humane Society Commendation. Picture: Barry AttwaterPCSO Michelle Barratt from Weston Police Station receiving the Royal Humane Society Commendation. Picture: Barry Attwater

PCSOs Michelle Barratt and Alex Humphries from Weston Police Station, in Walliscote Grove Road, have received the Royal Humane Society Commendation for their efforts to save a woman who had a heart attack in the town in September.

Using their first aid skills, the duo were able to extend the lady’s life enough for her family to get to her in hospital before she passed away a few days later.

PCSO Humphries commented: “I am very honoured to have been given this award, I wasn’t expecting it. But I am really pleased.”

PCSO Barratt added: “We were stopped by a member of the public and it was slightly chaotic when we arrived. However, we knew what we had to do. Alex had only been on the beat for six days so she did really well being so new in the job.”

Four members of staff from the constabulary’s business intelligence team also received a commendation for their work to develop a new business intelligence system, Qlik Sense, which is helping to improve the way the force manages risk, resources and performance, ultimately improving service to our communities.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “It is an absolute privilege and, without a doubt, one of the very best parts of my role, to be able to recognise and honour acts of bravery, tenacity, hard work and compassion like this.”


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