Diving on a gun-toting robber who had just threatened to shoot three Portobello shopkeepers is just one act of bravery commended in this year's Kensington and Chelsea Police annual awards.
Amongst those recognised are Kensington PCs Martin Light, Ian Davis (pictured with Borough Commander Mark Heath), Caroline Nunn and Kelly McQuade - who stopped a violent criminal in Golborne Road on a Saturday market day after he had held up three Portobello shops this summer.
Police officer of the year is Notting Hill Detective Inspector Karen Gilmour, who has played a key part dealing with some of the most notorious borough cases, including the kidnap of a Polish woman held against her will.
After 13 years in the Royal Borough, she said: "Everyone kept it a secret, so it was quite a shock when I heard my name. It's been a challenging year, but I just love my job and being a detective."
Members of the public Bruno Baillavoine and David Rodger were also praised at a ceremony at Royal Hospital Chelsea on Friday for tackling a violent HIV and Hepatitis C positive heroin addict, after spotting him stealing a car in Ladbroke Gardens, Notting Hill.
LIST OF WINNERS