Police Federation

Awards nominee: South Yorkshire

Officers take a violent armed suspect off the streets

PC Emma Rae and PC Karen Gunnill tackled a violent gun-toting man in Sheffield. Footage had shown him firing at least one shot and pistol-whipping a man, before leaving in a taxi. PC Rae followed the cab in her van and radioed a description. The suspect got out the taxi, incredibly pausing to pay the driver, before fleeing. He was confronted by PC Gunnill who could see him reaching for his gun. She fired her Taser and, with PC Rae, was able to make the arrest.

South Yorkshire's Federation Chair Steve Kent said: “They are police officers through and through. They carried on towards that danger with one thought in their minds: to protect the public from this dangerous individual.”

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