Unknown police officer - Hero of the Week | The Jackal

21 Feb 2012

Unknown police officer - Hero of the Week

What a compelling story:

The officer was called to an incident in which he was required to extricate a man from a running vehicle inside a locked garage about 11pm yesterday.

Nelson Bays Area Commander Inspector Steve Greally said the Officer had to break a window to enter the building, extricate the man from the vehicle and then open a door which had been pinned shut before dragging the man to safety.

"The place was full of carbon monoxide and he had to take gasps of fresh air from the broken window during the rescue attempt," Inspector Greally said.

The officer was affected by the carbon monoxide and required treatment at Nelson Hospital. He is now convalescing at home.

"He's risked his own life to rescue another person and thankfully his efforts have been successful.

The unknown police officer didn't have to risk his life to save the suicide victim, he went above and beyond the call of duty.

I'm not sure if the person he rescued will thank the officer, but they are both expected to make full recoveries.

Personally I think the police officer is deserving of recognition with an order of merit for his bravery. Well done.