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Officer puts his life on the line to stop burglar – Police Bravery Awards – West Midlands Nominee

October 17, 2014, 6:02 pm

Whilst on restricted duties PC McGinn was a passenger in an unmarked police car en route to an address to obtain a statement. A report of a burglary taking place was received very near to where the officers were located.

On arrival, PC McGinn saw the suspect walking along the road and getting into a car. He approached the driver door on foot, opened it and requested that the suspect get out.  Instead the suspect reversed the car at speed trapping PC McGinn between the drivers door and the car body. The car collided with a lamp post, tree and wall, causing significant life changing injuries to PC McGinn.

The suspect then drove off at speed colliding with two police cars before making his escape on foot. He was later arrested near to his home address and has since been sentenced for the attempted murder of PC McGinn.

Despite being on restricted duties, PC McGinns commitment and dedication to duty never wavered. He bravely approached the suspect, putting himself in harms way to protect the public. His selfless actions have resulted in a long and difficult journey towards recovery.

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