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999 Award - sponsored by the Breakwater Bistro Brixham
Meet our finalists
SERGEANT JOHN HENLEY
John is a Police Sergeant in Devon and Cornwall Police. John works as a Patrol Sergeant in Torbay working under the South Devon BCU. He was called to McDonalds in Union Street a few months ago, where a young man had collapsed in the bathroom. John recognised immediately that the man was not breathing and immediately began CPR. The paramedics arrived a few minutes later and said that the young man would have died if it were not for Johns quick actions outside of his job role. The man went on to make a full recovery in hospital. John started his career as a Police Community Support Officer at the age of 17 and then went on to join as a Police Officer a year later. He has worked all across South Devon and has spent the last few years working as a Sergeant on Frontline Response Teams.
Martin is one of the clinical and medical tutors at Torbay Hospital. There have been many occasions where he has helped out when there has been an accident and on one occasion a defibrillator was used. Seeing this coupled with his brother passing away from a heart related problem it sparked Martin’s passion to get defibrillators in the local area. Providing them is not easy, he has to get funding, source the unit, install them, organise and pay for insurance, register each unit and organise and fund the up keep and monitoring of each one. Martin has helped raise £18024.69 and one life has already been saved in Paignton using one of the defibrillators.
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Recognition for a prolonged period of success through either professional or voluntary work
Recognising a member of the emergency services who has gone beyond the call of duty
Awarded to either a professional or voluntary carer
Awarded for innovative and tireless fundraising
Recognising a person who has displayed maturity beyond their years (12-24)
Recognising exceptional courage in the face of adversity (12 yrs and under)
Awarded to an individual or group who has gone above and beyond in their discipline
Recognising outstanding bravery in the face of adversity
Awarded to the special parent or guardian who has dedicated themselves to their family and others
Celebrating a group that has made a difference in the local South Devon area
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