PC Allan Parker, based on East Area Basic Command Unit was the recipient of the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal and the Police Medal for preventing a distressed 16-year-old stepping out into rush hour traffic in July 2018.
PC Parker was travelling to a training course when he noticed the teenager sitting on the central reservation on the A13 in Essex before stepping out in front of a car, which swerved to miss him.
He immediately stopped in the fast lane to create a barrier and despite the oncoming traffic, managed to detain the boy and move him to the verge before ensuring he got the help he needed.
East Area Borough Commander Stephen Clayman said “PC Allan Parker demonstrated incredible bravery and professionalism on the day of the incident. A truly selfless act in safeguarding the life of 16 yr old young person at the time. He is a truly deserving recipient of this award.”