Officers given award by Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe for saving jogger's life in Welling
PUBLISHED: 16:18 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 26 March 2013
A pair of police officers who saved a man's life whilst off-duty in Welling have been given a prestigious award by Met Police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, today.
Bromley’s Pc Jessica Hallybone and Pc Ed Inglis received a Royal Humane Society award for their quick thinking and use of first aid.
They had been travelling to work along Danson Road when they noticed an unconscious male jogger slumped against a fence.
After calling an ambulance and putting the man into the recovery position, they noticed he had stopped breathing.
The officers immediately began chest compressions and the man began breathing again.
He was shocked four times with a defibrillator by paramedics when they arrived, and then taken to hospital where he made a full recovery.
The man was later diagnosed with having arithmetic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Officers kept constant contact with him while in hospital and have met with him since his return from hospital.
Sir Bernard said: “These officers are all outstanding and I am very proud of what they do and have done from the Metropolitan Police.
“These stories demonstrate how they put their lives on the line in order to protect the public.
“Everyday officers are out in communities, attending emergency situations and going to great lengths to ensure the streets of London are safe.
“These commendations are a small way for me to recognise and thank some of those officers for their exceptional actions.”