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9 July 2019
Two West Midlands officers who were still in training when they confronted a group of men armed with knives will be among those honoured at next week’s national Police Bravery Awards.
PCs Lorna Walsh and Adam McWalter will be guests at an afternoon reception at No 10 Downing Street usually hosted by the Prime Minister ahead of the evening awards ceremony at which a winner is chosen in each of the Police Federation’s regions before an overall winner is announced.
Lorna will be accompanied by her fiancé, Tony, and Adam will be joined by his wife, Amanda.
The two officers were put forward for the awards by West Midlands Police Federation.
Federation chair Rich Cooke said: “These two brave officers may be relatively young in service but both showed they have the qualities and skills of great police officers. They acted in the finest traditions of policing, seeking to protect the public from danger despite putting themselves at risk of injury or worse.
“They should be very proud of themselves and I am pleased their actions will be recognised at the bravery awards which are one of the most important events in the policing year.”
This year’s awards ceremony takes place on 18 July.
The bravery awards honour officers in England and Wales who have performed incredible acts of bravery, while on or off duty. The event is now in its 24th year.