October 27, 2021

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Officer who suffered horrific injuries in subduing machete attacker wins bravery award

Mr Apter said: “We have the finest police officers in the world – dedicated public servants who, without hesitation, put themselves in danger to protect others. 

“They are humble, professional and committed individuals who I am proud to call my colleagues. 

“Police officers are everyday heroes who are anything but ordinary. My congratulations go to PC Stuart Outten and all the Police Bravery Awards nominees. They deserve every bit of recognition they receive.”

Following the attack in August 2019, Mr Outten said: “My first thought was, I might be in a bit of trouble, and I had to focus on my breathing to stop my heart rate escalating, blood escalating and losing consciousness. 

“If I lost consciousness the Taser could stop, and he could get back up and carry on. My Taser saved my life. If frontline officers want one, they should have one.”

Delivering a recorded message to the nominees during the ceremony, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said: “As frontline workers in the truest sense, you have been vital in helping us battle Covid-19. 

“I salute each and every one of you for the role you have played. My admiration for you and your fellow officers and staff, already high, has only increased due to the role you have performed over the last 18 months, and I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all of the nominees for these Police Bravery Awards for your exceptional achievements.”

Guests at the ceremony in central London included Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, and Kit Malthouse, the Policing Minister.

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