Home Secretary Theresa May has paid tribute to the bravery of Pc Ian Dibell who has been posthumously voted the most courageous officer in England and Wales at the annual Police Bravery Awards.
– Home Secretary Theresa May
Ian Dibell's death is a reminder not just of the bravery police officers show on a daily basis, but also the depth of their commitment to public service.
Pc Dibell was off duty when he stepped in to help a neighbour in distress. He could have walked away, but he chose to put himself in harm's way.
His bravery, and that shown by thousands of his colleagues up and down the country, is yet another reminder that we have the best police officers in the world.