PCs attacked by terrorists receive top awards for their bravery 

Mail Online | 7/13/2018 | Brendan Mcfadden For Mailonline
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Murdered PC Keith Palmer and London Bridge terror attack hero Pc Charlie Guenigault have scooped top awards for their bravery.

The Metropolitan Police officers were handed top prizes at this year's Police Bravery Awards at Downing Street on Thursday.

Pc - Palmer - Death - Palace - Westminster

Pc Palmer, 48, was knifed to death near the Palace of Westminster by Khalid Masood, 52, after the terrorist drove a rented 4X4 into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22 last year.

Pc Guenigault was out with friends after his shift and was on his way home when the London Bridge attackers ploughed a van into pedestrians before stabbing people at Borough Market.

PC - Towards - Head - Stomach

Despite being unarmed, the brave PC ran towards them and was stabbed in the head, back and stomach.

Calum Macleod, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, which hosts the event, said: 'Today we commemorate true heroes.'

Keith - Palmer - Sacrifice - Bravery - Thanks

'Pc Keith Palmer paid the ultimate sacrifice for his bravery, but thanks to him many, many more deaths were prevented that day.

'For Pc Charlie Guenigault, there was no such thing as 'off duty'.

Ran - Situation - Grave - Danger - Others

'He ran towards a situation that most of us can't even imagine, putting himself in grave danger and thinking only of helping others.'

The eight regional winners were:

Pc - Mohammed - Nadeem - Body - Armour

Pc Mohammed Nadeem, wearing his full body armour, jumped into a freezing river to save a distressed man. He tried to swim away towards a weir, but the constable caught up and dragged him to safety.

Pcs Gary Sharpe and Victoria Threadgold were called to a domestic incident where a violent man was armed with a Samurai sword. Pc Threadgold took the woman victim to safety while Pc Sharpe confronted him. The man, who had been drinking and suffered from a multiple personality disorder, was persuaded to put down the sword, but then produced a handgun and pointed it at the officer. Despite this, the constables used...
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