A colleague of mine Constable Stephen Oake gave his life in the execution of his duty.
My Force recommended him for a George Medal because of the circumstances.
He has been denied this as the act was apparently "not gallant enough." One wonders what you have to do?
The Prime Minister says he has nothing to do with the allocation of honours. Oh really?
Recently 3 young women officers have been shot in the line of duty, one of them fatally. All these officers were probationers who the police reformists think are paid too much.
It seems the time has come when the fact that I am willing to put myself between the criminal and the victim is worth nothing. One wonders why we continue to do it.
Your views welcome, thanks.