The Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Roman Quaedvlieg, has praised the actions of a Gungahlin Patrol member for his swift and potentially life-saving actions yesterday afternoon (Monday December 13).
About 4.30pm Gungahlin patrol members responded to an incident in Ngunnawal where a female appeared to be confused and disoriented.
The woman had run onto Amagula Crescent in front of a bus at which time the driver of the bus had to brake heavily, taking evasive action. Witnessing the event, Constable Dean Saddler took immediate action by running onto the road and physically removing the woman from harm.
Chief Police Officer Quaedvlieg praised Constable Saddler’s heroic actions and the driver of the bus.
“Constable Saddler is a credit to ACT Policing and the community. Had he not responded the way he did the woman would have undoubtedly sustained serious injury,” he said.
Chief Police Officer Quaedvlieg also commended the actions of the bus driver who reacted quickly to the situation and took evasive action while ensuring passenger safety.