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Heroic officers who saved man deserve every praise

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Four PSNI officers have received top national awards for saving the life of a motorist in Newry who crashed his car after collapsing at the wheel.

During the incident on September 21 last year, the first two officers used their car to block traffic, while administering cardiac pulmonary resuscitation. Two others who arrived on the scene used a defibrillator and the driver was taken to hospital.

Fortunately he has made a good recovery. The officers were praised by the secretary of the Royal Humane Society Andrew Chapman who rightly said that they "did a brilliant job".

Constables English, McLintock, McKenna and Russell deserve high praise for their quick-thinking and dedication to duty. This important aspect of policing in helping people in distress should never be overlooked.

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