Superintendent Andy Towler told ITV Border about his colleague's act of bravery:
Inspector Dennis Kelly has been awarded for his bravery at the prestigious Annual Police Bravery Awards ceremony in London.
Mr Kelly was duty when he stopped an armed robbery taking place at a petrol station near Maryport.
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Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west
Emma Jesson brings you Sunday night's forecast
The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday