Officers honoured for tackling armed man in Tiverton
By tinap | Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:07
Four police officers have been recognised for their courage and professionalism after they tackled a man armed with a large knife in Tiverton.
L-R Standing Supt Eastwood, PS Paul Roberts, DC Andy Hingston, PC Owen Jones, SC Thomas Osborne, PC Anthony Osborne, SC Ben Martin, PC Mark Curnow, PC Robert Dodd, Ch.Supt Davies L-R sitting PS Alan Barnsley, PCSO Kevin MacLeod, DC Louise Davies, SC Helen Legg
PCs Owen Jones, Robin Poole, Thomas Quick and PS Paul Roberts were called to a domestic incident in Shillingford, Tiverton in April 2011. The officers arrived to find the man in a dark alleyway cutting himself with a knife. When they tried to talk to him he charged at them, slashing the knife.
Support arrived and the officers re-entered the alleyway even though the man refused to cooperate and continued to be aggressive. He was restrained using a Taser.
Superintendent Chris Eastwood; police commander for the areas of Exeter, East and Mid Devon said,"These awards recognise the excellent work that goes on across the policing area, both on the frontline and behind the scenes. Their bravery and professionalism help keep the communities of Exeter, East and Mid Devon safe. I am proud to command such a skilled and hard working team of officers."