Partner hails Pc Ian Dibell's bravery after officer is awarded the George Medal

The partner of a police officer who has today posthumously been awarded the George Medal for gallantry has expressed her pride.

Pc Ian Dibell was shot while trying to intervene in a dispute near his home in Clacton-on-Sea in July last year.

"I am immensely proud that Ian has been awarded The George Medal.

Ian made a decision to keep his community safe and unfortunately paid with his life.

This selfless act has now been recognised at the highest level.

He will be remembered by the country for his heroic act, but to me he was just my Ian."

– PCSO Louise Lilley, Pc Ian Dibell's partner

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Officer posthumously awarded George Medal

A Police officer who was killed last year as he tried to stop a man firing a gun near his home in Clacton has been posthumously awarded the George Medal for gallantry.