Police Federation

Awards nominee: Humberside

PC Ian Sweeney

PC Ian Sweeney

Officer and dog shot repeatedly by violent offender

PC Sweeney and PD Logan were after a man who was suspected of stabbing a pensioner. They had found him drinking at a friend’s house, when he ran off causing PC Sweeney and PD Logan to chase him.

The man drew a pistol and shot the dog in the head, before struggling with the officer who was also shot with the gas-powered pellet gun.

PC Sweeney was shot three times in the face, one of which narrowly missed his eye. He was also shot once in the shoulder and once in the leg. PD Logan was shot in the mouth and nose three times, suffering puncture wounds. Despite the man shooting the dog, still having a weapon and knowing that he was happy to use it, PC Sweeney continued to tackle the man, thinking only of protecting the public. The man was shortly arrested for several offences.

PC Sweeney then tended to PD Logan’s injuries, before seeking treatment for his own. Both PC Sweeney and PD Logan have fully recovered and were back to operational duties as soon as possible.

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