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Police Federation

Awards nominee: Nottinghamshire

Cops tackle gunman at flat blaze

Sgt Matthew Daley and Temp Sgt Jody Leonardi detained a gunman who trapped vulnerable residents inside a burning building. Fire crews had been forced to withdraw when a gunman began threatening them. Around 50 elderly people were at risk in the incident. As Sgt Daley got close, the man struck him over the head with the handgun. Temp Sgt Leonardi then used his ASP baton before both officers struggled with the armed man and got him to the floor.

Nottinghamshire Police Federation Chair Mark Petrovic said: “Matthew and Jody’s actions were courageous, utterly selfless and they displayed extreme bravery in the face of immediate danger.”

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