Police Officer recognized for bravery

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Updated: August 20, 2015

Today, PC 225, Randy Lyons, was recognized for his bravery. Two weeks ago, PC Lyons was out on a field trip down south with fellow police officers and police cadets. When they visited a cave, a swarm of killer bees attacked a group of cadets. PC Lyons’ quick thinking and response led him to save the cadets from being fatally stung. So today, Senior Superintendent of Police commanding Eastern Police Division Rural Edward Broaster awarded Lyons, a certificate and monetary award for his bravery in saving cadets like Kishana Anderson.

PC Randy Lyons

Well you have to understand we are entrusted with the lives of these children by their parents whenever we take them on trips, whenever they are in our responsibility and it is highly expected that we return them back safe and in good health that is what I was thinking about, return them home safe.”

 Reporter

“Weren’t you thinking about your own safety though?

PC Randy Lyons

“Well as a police officer we are also mandated to protect life too so I was doing my job as a police officer and a person who is responsible for them and as a father because I would like that good deed to be passed onto my child if the need arises.”

Reporter

“You were also stung did you end up in the hospital?”

PC Randy Lyons

“Yes I was hospitalized at the Southern Regional hospital and I must say thank you to the doctor and nurses that were working that day they did a wonderful job of attending to me.”

Reporter

“To be honored now for something that you see as something that anyone would do how do you feel about that being honored?

PC Randy Lyons

“Well I am happy, I am thankful especially to senior superintendent Broaster and the administration of the rural eastern division. I am honored I feel happy about it.”