Of­fi­cer re­warded for life-saving ac­tions

Southern Telegraph - - News - David Sal­vaire

A Man­durah po­lice of­fi­cer who re­lo­cated from the UK has been recog­nised for saving the life of a stab­bing vic­tim.

First Class Con­sta­ble Richard Barnes re­ceived a spe­cial com­men­da­tion af­ter he and a fel­low of­fi­cer per­formed life-saving CPR on a man in Dorset in the UK.

Dur­ing the early hours of Novem­ber 15, 2015, Louis Mack was re­peat­edly stabbed with a knife, sus­tain­ing deep lac­er­a­tions to his left leg.

First Const. Barnes and his part­ner Po­lice Con­sta­ble Alis­tair James were on mo­bile pa­trol in the area when they were alerted to Mr Mack, who was found un­con­scious and bleed­ing heav­ily.

The at­tacker was later ar­rested by po­lice and dur­ing sen­tenc­ing, Judge Peter John­son com­mended the two of­fi­cers.

“But for their (First Const Barnes and PC James) prompt and ef­fec­tive as­sis­tance, Mr Mack might well have died,” he said.

First Const. Barnes was pre­sented with the com­men­da­tion by West Aus­tralian Deputy Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Steven Brown.

He moved to Man­durah from the UK in Septem­ber.

Pic­ture: WA Po­lice

Deputy Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Steven Brown presents a com­men­da­tion to First Class Con­sta­ble Richard Barnes.

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