THE BRAVE and bold of Crewe and Nantwich Police were honoured at an awards ceremony on Monday.
Divisional Commander Mary Roberts gave Superintendent's Commendations to 18 officers in recognition of their bravery during service. Two other officers and four members of the public were awarded commendations from the courts by South Cheshire Magistrates Court chairman, David Scott.
Four officers scooped long-service medals and several others were thanked for their efforts to maintain law and order in Crewe and Nantwich.
The ceremony at Alexandra Stadium highlighted acts of remarkable courage and determination.
Sgt Luke McDonnell, PC Martyn Campbell and PC Jonathon Marsden were commended for convincing a man not to throw himself off a bridge on the M6 near Radway Green.
PC David Dowling and PC Vicky Evans overcame and arrested a man who had robbed a Crewe Late Shop brandishing a machete.
DC John Ruggiero was recognised for collecting a mass of evidence to convict men who had assaulted and stabbed another man in Crewe.
Among the civilians honoured were Doris Hockenhull and her daughter Glenys Harvey who were attacked by a man as they were visiting a family grave in Crewe Cemetery. They scared him off, but he made off with Mrs Hockenhull's handbag.
Mrs Harvey joined officers on a car tour of Crewe until she spotted the man. He was arrested and convicted.
Supt Mary Roberts said: 'All the commendations to the officers reflect the dedication and initiative which they bring to their work. Crewe and Nantwich and the surrounding district has law and order problems, but this is a safe area to live and their efforts are one of the principle reasons for that.To be successful, the fight against crime has to involve everyone in the community.'