Two of GMP's Travel Safe Unit PCSO' s, Tracy Molloy and Rebekah Renshaw received a Chief Constable's commendation for bravery at an awards ceremony on 29 May.
Tracy and Rebekah were on the beat at Shudehill Bus Station, in Manchester City Centre, when they noticed a man acting strangely. They both started speaking to him when, without warning, he started to run towards a busy main road with the intention of throwing himself under a bus.
He jumped in front of a moving bus but Tracy and Rebekah managed to stop the traffic before he was hit. He then attempted to get up and jump in front of oncoming vehicles, however Tracy and Rebekah physically restrained him and managed to drag him to the pavement for his and their own safety, keeping him there until Police officers arrived.
There is no doubt that the actions of Tracy and Rebekah saved this males life, they both risked their own safety by running into the road after the male. Without the use of any restraint equipment they were able to restrain the male until police officers arrived.
John Walker, Travel Safe Unit Team Leader said "Both Tracy and Rebekah are always professional and are both pro-active hard working members of the Travel Safe Unit working in a very stressful Manchester City Centre environment. Their bravery is commendable and I am so please they have received this award."