Babbs Mill officers recognised for bravery at national event - The Solihull Observer

Babbs Mill officers recognised for bravery at national event

Solihull Editorial 14th Jul, 2023   0

WEST Midland police officers who were involved in responding to the tragic incident at Babbs Mill Lake last December were named the overall winners of the Police Bravery Awards.

The team of 14 officers tried their utmost at enormous personal risk to save the lives of four boys who ventured onto a frozen lake on December 7 last year.

The whole team were recognised at the awards, which were hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales, and sponsored by Police Mutual.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “It is important to remember the families at this time, while absolutely endorsing and thanking the officers and staff for all of their efforts on the day of this tragedy.”

The event honours police officers across England and Wales every year for their actions to keep the public safe as well as to tackle criminals.

Superintendent Rich Harris, from Solihull Police said: “Our deepest sympathies remain with the families and friends of those involved in this tragedy. We cannot comprehend the enormity of the pain they must feel and our hearts go out to them.

“The officers who received these awards thoroughly deserve to be recognised

“My own local officers were first to arrive on scene within minutes and tried so desperately to rescue the boys that afternoon with many wading into the sub-zero water up to their necks to form a human chain.

“I am incredibly proud that the bravery of all those involved in trying so desperately to save the lives of Fin, Tom, Jack and Sam, has been recognised.”


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