Tobias Ellwood MP receives bravery award
The award was in recognition for attempting to save the life of PC Keith Palmer in Westminster on 22nd March 2017.
Addressing the 2017 PFEW conference in Birmingham, Foreign Officer minister Tobias Ellwood received a standing ovation from delegates before going on to tell his story about trying to save the life of PC Keith Palmer who was fatally stabbed by Khalid Masood during the Westminster terror attack earlier this year.
During the speech, Ellwood said he “reacted in the way I thought was appropriate and as one of many that stepped forward […] I’m just sorry I couldn’t, and those others with me, couldn’t do more to save Keith Palmer’s life.”
Presented with a shield bearing the PFEW coat of arms by Chairman and Police Dependants’ Trust trustee Steve White, Ellwood said “what came home to me after the Westminster incident was just how close-knit your fraternity is and just how you don’t know what round the corner. And yet every day you put your uniform on and stand in harm’s way so we can continue our work.”