Those below are some of the people who have recently received awards from the Society for outstanding bravery
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Theodore Sawyer Stanhope Gold Medal
Theodore Sawyer has been awarded the Stanhope Medal 2013 for his outstanding bravery in saving the lives of two men who were the occupants of a large goods vehicle that crashed, in severe weather conditions, during the night of 9 December 2012, near Sicamous, British Columbia.
Joel Forrester of Hertfordshire Constabulary was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Testimonial on Vellum for his outstanding bravery in saving the lives of two people trapped on the first floor of a house by a fire, on 8 April 2013. The Committee later assessed this as the most courageous action by a police officer of those reviewed during 2013.
George Reeder is Dockmaster at Watchet Harbour in West Somerset. On 27th January 2013, a woman walking her three dogs along the harbour wall and pushing her 6 month old son in a pushchair stopped to pick up dog droppings. A gust of wind blew the chair into the sea, leaving the baby face down in the water and sinking.
Matthieu Mereau Royal Humane Society of New Zealand’s Silver Medal
On 25 February 2013, a woman in an electric wheelchair was attempting to cross the rail lines at the Morningside Drive, Auckland, railway level crossing, when the rear stability wheels of her chair fell into the gap between the path and the rail, leaving her in the middle of the track in the path of an oncoming freight train
Steven Cooper Royal Humane Society of New Zealand’s Bronze Medal
Steven Cooper of Exeter was on holiday in New Zealand. He was on an unpatrolled beach watching the rescue of a girl who had been caught in the rip current around the rocky cliff area. As Steven watched, he noticed a boy swimming 10-15 metres away. The boy tried to swim out of the rip but could make no progress and called for help