|Strong By Name - Ealing Officer Nominated For Bravery Award|
Vote for local PC who foiled Greenford Post Office robbery
A police officer who tackled an armed robber after a post office raid on Greenford Avenue, has been nominated for 2013 Outstanding Bravery of the year award.
On 14 March 2013, PC Daniel Strong began his plain-clothed patrol targeting robbers and pick pockets on buses in W7.
As he looked through the window of the Post Office he saw an armed man holding a gun to the head of a cashier.
PC Strong followed the man as he left but the suspect had a scooter and was about to escape.
PC Strong knocked him and the scooter over. After a struggle he arrested him and recovered the loaded firearm and £50,000.
The man - Michael Devine, 50, (of no fixed abode) was later sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for a number of bank and post office robberies from 2012-2013 in Ealing, West Ealing and Greenford.
PC Strong is one of a number of brave officers who have been nominated and the public can cast their vote until Sunday, 12 January.
The Commissioner's Excellence in Total Policing Awards recognises the breadth of bravery and professionalism across the MPS. The awards categories are wide ranging and will be given to officers, special constables, volunteers and staff.
The following five nominees who have all acted with outstanding bravery:
9th January 2013