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The King's / Queen's Police Medal

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Media TitleThe King's / Queen's Police Medal
Media NotesIn 1909, His Majesty King Edward VII, recognised that police officers and firemen faced great danger and displayed exceptional gallantry in the course of their duties, similar to the Military. He therefore instituted "The King's Police Medal", which was approved on July 7th, 1909 and published in the London Gazette on July 9th, 1909 to reward "courage and devotion to duty in the Police & Fire Services of the UK and Overseas Dominions."
Recognising the bravery of the firemen during the Blitz, the medal was re-titled "The King's Police and Fire Service Medal" in 1940. Now the abbreviation became 'KPFSM'. From 1950, the gallantry medals were only awarded posthumously and all awards were discontinued in 1954, when separate awards were established.
DateAdded 05 Apr 2013
Linked toAlfred Robert Tozer (Misc. Award); Charles Tozer, M.B.E. (Misc. Award); Charles Wright Tozer (Misc. Award); William Tozer (Misc. Award); William Alfred Tozer (Misc. Award)

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