Police Federation

Awards nominee: Surrey

Off duty officer saves woman from tube tracks 

PC Stevie Spurgeon risked her safety to rescue a partially-sighted woman who fell onto London Underground tracks. She had injured her ankle and was clearly unable to get back onto the platform by herself. With the trains still running, her life was in real and immediate danger. PC Spurgeon jumped from the platform to the woman’s aid and together with the help of a member of the public managed to pull her to safety. Even though the emergency safety button had been pressed, a train could still have entered the station putting the brave PC and the woman in the greatest of danger.

Surrey Police Federation Chair Mel Warnes said: “Once again this demonstrates how police officers are much more than crime fighters.”

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