Mr Sam McCorry
Sam McCorry is a 21 year old man who comes from Sevenoaks in Kent and is currently studying at Nottingham Trent University.
On 14th October 2010, two Nottinghamshire Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle, the driver of which had rammed their patrol car in order to evade arrest. After a lengthy pursuit, the vehicle crashed and the driver ran away. He was chased into some buildings by one of the police officers before being lost. After eventually emerging from the buildings, the man was pursued by other officers on foot patrol. Sam McCorry, a local resident, saw what was happening and tried to detain the man by grabbing hold of him. When he broke free, Sam 'rugby tackled' him to the ground and held him until the pursuing police officers arrived. Without his intervention, the man may well have escaped.
It turned out that that the driver of the vehicle who was apprehended by Sam was, in the words of the Nottinghamshire Police, a 'dangerous and violent individual who was a member of an Organised Crime Group in Birmingham and was also suspected of several 'cash in transit' armed robberies'.
Sam McCorry showed great courage, public spirit, sheer guts and bravery in tackling the offender. He took a conscious decision to act in a manner far above what might normally be expected of a member of the public. He assisted in the detention and removal from the streets of a violent criminal. He is a very courageous individual who thoroughly deserves this award for bravery.