Rotherham officer shortlisted for unsung hero award

Date published: 16 May 2019 14:00
Dated: 16 May 2019 14:37:06

An officer who saved the life of a runner in April 2018 while out on patrol has been shortlisted for an ‘unsung hero’ award at the Rotherham Advertiser Community Awards.

PC Nicole Palmowski saved the life of James Brogan, 69, from Broome who collapsed while running along Wickersley Road last year.

PC Palmowski was out on routine patrol when she spotted Mr Brogan slumped against a wall, she immediately stopped to help.

After checking for response and breathing, PC Palmowski immediately started Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), called for an ambulance and someone to get the nearby defibrillator.

Thanks to her quick thinking, treatment at the scene and the work of a retired police officer who was passing, they were able to save Mr Brogan’s life.

Mr Brogan said: “I am certain that it was the prompt action of the police officers that saved my life.
“Their actions bring great credit to South Yorkshire Police and the police officers involved deserve nothing but the highest praise for their superbly professional actions that day.”

PC Palmowski has been nominated and shortlisted for the category ‘unsung hero’ at the Rotherham Community Awards and has been invited to a ceremony tonight at the Holiday Inn, Rotherham.

She said: “I am honoured to have been nominated and shortlisted for this award, my role as a police officer is to preserve life in any way needed, I was just doing my job.”

We will provide updates throughout the evening of the award ceremony on our Twitter and Facebook feed.

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