The 29-year-old victim was stabbed more than 15 times at the Emerald Supermarket in Staines Road, Bedfont, during the early hours of June 14, 2015.
His injuries were so bad that police officers who were first on the scene had to use duct tape to staunch the flow of blood.
Four men were sentenced at the Old Bailey in January this year to life imprisonment , after being found guilty of attempted murder. Between them, were ordered to serve a minimum of 46 years behind bars.
A fifth man, who acted as a getaway driver, was found guilty of GBH (grievous bodily harm) and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Judge John Bevan QC, who sentenced the attackers, has now issued certificates of commendation praising the actions of the police, paramedics and medics who tended to the victim that day.
'Very proud of officers'
Hounslow's borough commander Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli said he was incredibly proud of his officers.
"Without the actions of those officers and the paramedics and hospital staff who later tended to the victim, he almost certainly would not be alive today," said Mr Kohli.
"I am very proud of those officers, and these commendations are richly deserved by all of them."
The full list of recipients of the judge's commendations is:
- PC Amanda Davies
- PC Ben Lawrence-Smith
- PC Anthony Elsmere
- PC Paul Stokes
- PC Darren Greenall
- PS Allan Shields
- Alan Smith (paramedic)
- Dan Davies (paramedic)
- Dr Jane McKinlay, from London's Air Ambulance
- Duncan Bew, trauma surgeon at St Mary's Hospital
- Krishna Moorthy, abdominal specialist at St Mary's Hospital
The police officers administered first aid to the victim before Dr McKinlay performed emergency surgery in the street.
The man was then taken to St Mary's Hospital where he underwent further life-saving surgery before being discharged 10 days later.
He told after his attackers were jailed how he was still struggling both physically and emotionally from the serious injuries he sustained.
His attackers appealed to have their sentences reduced, but their request was rejected in April by judges at London’s Criminal Appeal Court.