The Scottish Police Federation represents all police officers in the ranks of constable, sergeant, inspector and chief inspector, police cadets and special constables; over 18,500 people, 98% of all police officers in Scotland.
SPF congratulates three members for bravery
Three police officers have been recognised for their bravery by the First Minister. Sergeant Ian Harkin and PCs Michael Booker and Sarah Walkinshaw were honoured at the Brave@Heart awards for showing personal courage and compassion during a life and death situation while on duty. They were injured by an explosion after a man barricaded himself in his kitchen before causing an explosion with gas and petrol. As a fire ripped through the property, the three officers risked their own lives by bravely battling through the flames to the kitchen to aid the man who was armed with a knife. The SPF sends these officers its sincere congratulations.