The great work of Lincolnshire Police recognised at awards ceremony

News story
News story

A number of staff and officers from Lincs Police were presented with awards for outstanding conduct and service, and long-service awards.

A ceremony was held for the police force to celebrate the exceptional work of staff, officers and members of the public.

Chief Constable Neil Rhodes said: “We often refer to ourselves as a family force and this is an opportunity to say thank you to the families of our officers, members of staff and also our volunteers.

“Policing is a tremendous career. But it is a career where you absolutely do need the support of your family.

“A police career is not an easy career, but it’s a rewarding and worthwhile career and we’re celebrating many years of your proud police service and some exceptional police service.”

Among those presented with awards were PCSO Michael Cobley and PCSO Barnaby Prince, who both received a Royal Humane Society Parchment and Chief Constable’s Certificate of Commendation.

PC Richard Jones was awarded a Certificate of Chief Constable’s Commendation.

George Wilson, a member of the public and who was aged just 16 at the time, was the front seat passenger in his mother’s car when they witnessed a road traffic collision on the A17 in Lincolnshire in 2014.

A Renault Clio had lost control and overturned onto its driver’s side.

The two elderly occupants, Mr and Mrs Ball, were trapped in the car with Vera Ball in the front passenger seat being suspended by her seatbelt.

George ran over to the car and opened the front passenger door.

He gave reassurance to the people in the car and supported Mrs Ball’s head.

He had received no first aid training but continued to stay with her until the emergency services arrived around 15 minutes later.

George showed great maturity and quick thinking in a situation where life was at risk.

He acted to help others even when there was personal risk from an unstable vehicle.

He provided comfort and first aid at a time when the need was greatest.

George demonstrated selflessness, courage and compassion.