“I was just doing my job” - that is the view of a police detention officer who risked his own life to save that of a man trying to jump off a bridge in Halifax.
Nigel Tomlinson, who works at Halifax Police Station in a civilian role, has been given two awards for his heroic efforts on May 18 last year.
Mr Tomlinson, who lives in Rastrick, was driving home when he spotted a man standing on the wrong side of the safety barrier on the Burdock Way fly-over.
He stopped his car, ran over to the man, who is from Halifax, and grabbed his arms to stop him from jumping.
Mr Tomlinson, 50, said: “You don’t expect it in this job. You just do your duty. It’s an unwritten rule as a member of the civilian staff that you help others.”
Earlier this year Mr Tomlinson received a commendation from the then Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (current Temporary Deputy Chief Constable) John Robins and later this year he will be given a Royal Humane Society certificate of commendation