Police who ensured safety of Queen honoured

PUBLISHED: 15:22 03 August 2013

The Marquess of Salisbury and the Queen

The Marquess of Salisbury and the Queen


POLICE officers who ensured the safety of The Queen when she visited Times Territory have been honoured.

Chief Constable Andy Bliss singled out men and women who helped Her Majesty’s 2012 trip to Hatfield House go off smoothly.

Those who worked on Knebworth’s Sonisphere rock festival in 2011 and officers who helped plan the security for the Olympic Flame, which passed through WGC and Hatfield, were also rewarded.

Welwyn Hatfield safer neighbourhood inspector Ian Grout and WGC-based Kay Lancaster were honoured.

Speaking at the ceremony, held in WGC, Mr Bliss said: “The awards recognise occasions when police officers, police staff and members of the public have acted in an outstandingly courageous or resourceful manner over and above what could have been expected of them.

“[It] is both a celebration of those who have gone the extra mile and an opportunity to say a very big thank you to family and friends who offer such fantastic support.”

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