Pride in PC Vikki Sharpe at the Police Bravery Awards
It was a busy day at the Police Bravery Awards as Vikki met up with the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Police Minister Mike Penning and also took a tour of Parliament.
The formal Awards Ceremony was held at the Dorchester Hotel where Vikki was joined by Temporary DCC Sara Glenn and the PCC Michael Lane. Vikki also met with former Hampshire Chief Constables Andy Marsh and Alex Marshall who congratulated her on her nomination. It was a fantastic evening for all the nominees and a great celebration of the very best in policing.
Vikki was nominated after showing immense bravery as she suffered severe injuries when she confronted a violent driver.
She said: "It was just natural instinct, it was my job, it was what I needed to do. I gave it no real thought at all to be honest.
"It's what we do, it's what we do every day, we don't think about it, it's what we're paid to do and that's what we do."
Our Chairman John Apter said, "Vikki has never considered herself brave, she says she was just doing her job! This humble response is typical of police officers who shy away from praise, their motive is just to do their job.
"Although Vikki didn't scoop the overall award she is very much a winner in our eyes. She is a great officer who is a credit to the Constabulary".
Well done Vikki. We are very proud.
You can see a video of Vikki talking here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EflnEOtCju4