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Newquay cops commended for giving vital first aid to fitting baby

By CG_Steve  |  Posted: January 14, 2014

Newquay PCSOs Sheri Williams and Ben Pessl received Superintendent's Certificates on Thursday

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TWO police community support officers (PCSOs) from Newquay have received awards for giving urgent first aid to a 12-month-old baby.

Sheri Williams and Ben Pessl were both presented with Superintendent’s Certificates at a police awards ceremony in Truro on Thursday.

Both officers had been on routine foot patrol on July 25 last year when they were approached by a woman holding a baby that was violently fitting.

They took control of the situation, gave vital first aid, and requested support from paramedics. The baby has since made a full recovery.

Dave Meredith, Newquay’s police inspector, said: “The efforts of these two officers speaks volumes for their dedication and commitment to serving the local community. Their prompt action and use of first aid made a real difference to this traumatic situation. They remained calm and professional throughout the incident, delivering an outstanding quality of service to both the baby and her mother.

“I am very proud of these two officers who are part of the Newquay police team that strives so hard to make our town a better and safer place for all.”

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