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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Video: Award for police officer who confronted violent killer


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A Derbyshire police officer who confronted a violent killer has been commended for his bravery.

PC Richard Edge received a commendation from the Chief Constable at the Derbyshire Constabulary Celebrating Achievement Awards.

Held at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the awards celebrated acts of bravery, heroism and hard work.
PC Edge received his commendation for his role in apprehending Martin McDermott – who had just stabbed to death Leslie Salmon at Burdett Lodge bail hostel, Derby, in August last year.

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After receiving a call to reports that a man had been stabbed, PC Edge bravely entered the hostel and found Mr Salmon – who he organised medical help for – before completing his search for the killer.
Body-worn footage taken at the time showed the moment PC Edge found McDermott in the garden of the hostel – his hands still covered in blood from the vicious attack – and used his Taser device to detain him before fellow officers were able to cuff him and make an arrest.