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Barnsley Police Officer Wins Bravery Award

Monday December 2 2013




A BARNSLEY police officer who was threatened with a gun as he helped a man being attacked with a baseball bat has won a bravery award.

PC Chris Foster won the award at South Yorkshire Police's district annual awards ceremony on November 19.

He had been on duty alone in January when police received a report of the attack and volunteered to attend.

When he arrived he confronted the attacker without hesitation and was threatened with what was later found to be an imitation shotgun.

PC Foster's incapacitant spray failed and a violent struggle took place until backup arrived and the offender was restrained.

His actions led to the offender receiving a three-year prison sentence.

He said: "It was a privilege to be recognised but there are many people doing the same thing day in day out. I was simply doing my job!"

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Reply Posted by John on Monday December 2 2013 at 15:12
Well done PC Foster, a genuinely great bloke who has always given his best in his job - both now as a police officer and in his previous career.

Reply Posted by Reagen on Monday December 2 2013 at 18:34
God! Guns now! Respect our police,without officers like PC Foster where would we all be. Well done to you sir, very few would have done what you did. Medal deserved.

Reply Posted by @Reagen on Monday December 2 2013 at 22:28
I think we can say the majority of Barnsley officers would have done the same. There's plenty out their who have been attacked, stabbed, run over assaulted all in the line of duty, they ALL deserve our recognition.

Reply Posted by Reagan on Monday December 2 2013 at 22:36
I agree @reagan. We would be in a bad state without our coppers. A lot slate them,but wouldn't do their job. As the report was about PC.Foster,I just posted about him. Your post goes one step further,and I agree with it.

Reply Posted by tosh lines on Monday December 2 2013 at 22:47
Enjoy the recognition PC foster. A lovely tribute to a brave man.

Reply Posted by sally on Tuesday December 3 2013 at 11:25
Well done. Congrats. Where would we be without you.

Reply Posted by liam on Friday December 6 2013 at 09:26
A firefighter put a fire out comes to mind but well done sir

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Sunday December 8 2013 at 15:16
For those who slate our police.on this forum, read this and hang your heads in shame. Well done Pc Foster.

Reply Posted by Jerry A on Tuesday December 10 2013 at 10:06
Well done Chris! It can't be nice having a gun pointed towards you. Hopefully you'll remember this when you and your colleagues are pointing your guns towards oncoming trafic this Christmas.