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Outstanding police officers honoured by British Transport Police Federation

14 March, 2018

British Transport
Police Federation
March 14, 2018

Outstanding police officers honoured by British Transport Police Federation

The bravery and commitment of British Transport Police (BTP) officers has been celebrated at an awards evening in Manchester.

Last night fourteen police officers - nominated by their colleagues - received Awards of Excellence from the BTP Federation. The annual event honours bravery and outstanding police work.

Our winners:

PC Tom Campbell and Sgt Chris Morbey accepted an award on behalf of the officers who responded to the devastating Croydon tram derailment in November 2016.

PC Simon Baxter, PC Cath Daley and DC Mick Connor received an award for the officers who dealt with the aftermath of the horrific attack on Manchester Arena last May.

PC Craig Howarth, PC Wayne Marques and PC Nigel Spurdle collected a team award in recognition of the officers who responded to the terrorist attack at London Bridge last June. PC Wayne Marques received a special recognition award for his exceptional bravery and quick-thinking at the scene of the London Bridge terror attack.

PC Neill Allan and PC John Paul O'Kane (Glasgow) prevented a man jumping hundreds of feet into the River Clyde on their lunchbreak from court.

PC Kayson Hale (Liverpool) single-handedly arrested a man wielding a samurai sword. The incident happened during Kayson's first two years of police training.

Sgt Michael Jackson (Leeds) received a lifetime achievement award for his dedication and commitment throughout his 40 years' service with BTP.

Nigel Goodband, Chairman of British Transport Police Federation, said: "This has been a year like no other for the British Transport Police and our colleagues have demonstrated absolute bravery and pure professionalism."

"Some of these incidents made the news around the world. Others didn't hit the headlines but nonetheless highlight the very challenging incidents our officers respond to."

The British Transport Police Federation Awards of Excellence were sponsored by Police Mutual.

Stephen Mann, CEO of Police Mutual, said: "Having the opportunity to give our support to these awards is a real privilege. Police officers and staff at the British Transport Police face extremely challenging situations across Britain, and they do a remarkable job of meeting these challenges alongside all the pressures that go with modern day policing."

NB. Due to legal reasons, details of awards presented to two officers cannot be released at this time.