Police officers honoured after pensioner fire rescue
A PAIR of officers who rescued a pensioner from a fire have been nominated for national bravery awards.
The officers, PC Keven Fuller and PC David Green - who are both based at the Bury St Edmunds road policing unit - were out on duty when the alarm came in that a house nearby was ablaze last September.
As the officers approached the property - in the village of Fakenham Magna, near Thetford - they saw smoke pouring out and heard a male voice from inside.
Despite the heavy smoke they went into the building and found a 93-year-old suffering from disorientation and smoke inhalation.
Pc Green and Pc Fuller found the fuse box and made sure everything was switched off before PC Fuller escorted the man off the property.
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Pc Green then went through the house to find the source of the blaze and to make sure nobody else was trapped inside.
Both officers are off duty until Friday and have been unavailable for comment about the nomination.
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Matt Gould, chairman of Suffolk Police Federation said: “In these days of criticism of public sector workers, this is a reminder of the dedication Suffolk Police Officers show to the people of Suffolk.
“We have a proud tradition of putting public safety above our own, and these officers are a shining example of what Suffolk police officers do in our community.”
The Police Federation bravery awards will be decided on Thursday.