The appalling conditions and heavy snowfall impacted massively on communities in Devon and Cornwall. Police and partner agencies worked tirelessly to safeguard lives and to minimise disruption and on many occasions, without having to be asked, local volunteers pitched in to help.
We now want to thank the #SnowHeroes who went above and beyond to help the emergency services during these busy days.
If you know of someone who gave their time to help, no matter how big or small their efforts, please nominate them on the Devon and Cornwall Police website www.dc.police.uk/snowheroes
Chief Superintendent Glen Mayhew, commanding the Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police operations department, said: “During the first few days of March, while our counties were gripped in the teeth of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, local volunteers went above and beyond to help the police and other agencies.
“Volunteers helped in many ways such as taking food to stranded motorists, freeing vehicles stuck in snow and visiting vulnerable people to check on their welfare.
“Sometimes the people they helped were friends or family or neighbours, and at other times they were complete strangers. The community spirit we witnessed during those days was extraordinary.
“Now we would like to recognise the contribution of these real snow heroes. Devon and Cornwall Police would like to hear about these volunteers and how they went above and beyond to help. Please nominate your snow hero before Sunday 25 March.”
Nominees will receive a letter of recognition from Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer. Those chosen for special commendation will be invited to a day “behind the blue line” at Police Headquarters in Exeter and meet members of operational policing teams such as the dog unit and the drone team.
Closing date for nominations Sunday 25 March 2017 #SnowHeroes