Cops awarded for saving teen
A 14-YEAR-OLD girl told two Mount Morgan police officers she was going to kill herself and ran towards a bridge.
They ran after her.
She reached the bridge and was about to jump.
But a quick-thinking Constable Cameron O'Sullivan grabbed her by the arm.
Constable Amanda Jones then pulled them both back to safety.
Their actions last year were officially recognised yesterday when the duo collected Queensland Police Service awards for “resourcefulness, intelligence and dedication to duty”.
At the time of the bridge incident, the constables each had just one year of service under their belts.
On that day in July they were called to a disturbance, where they found the girl who then became abusive towards them.
Yesterday, after a ceremony at the Salvation Army Hall in Park St, Const Jones said she was grateful for the gesture.
“We're both very honoured to have received these certificates for our work,” she said.
Const O'Sullivan said it all came down to doing one's job.
“We do it to protect life,” he said.
Another officer, Sergeant MacDonald Duus, received The National Medal and Assistant Commissioner Certificate.