Police officers praised by McCrea for speedy response

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MID-ULSTER DUP Assembly MLA and member of the Policing Board, Ian McCrea, has congratulated the Cookstown police officers who received Chief Constable’s Commendations for their speedy response to fire at a local nightclub.

Mr McCrea said he wanted to congratulate the Cookstown based officers who received the prestigious accolade of a Chief Constable’s Commendation following their prompt and professional response to a fire that broke out in a Cookstown nightclub.

“The officers safely moved 500 people from the burning premises in October of 2010 and I have no doubt their actions saved lives. Four other officers received similar commendations for saving the life of a distressed young woman who was choking to death and I again convey my congratulations,” he said.

And he added: “These commendations highlight the diverse set of situations our officers can face and the broad skill set they require to fulfil their jobs.”