Two Northampton police officers have been nominated for a national police bravery award.
Pc James Dolman and Pc Philip Richwood will meet Prime Minister David Cameron and then attend the Police Federation’s national bravery awards ceremony in London on Thursday.
The two officers have already been honoured in the force awards for the part they played in foiling an armed robber in November last year.
They were part of plain clothes team on patrol in an unmarked police car when they spotted a man being held at gunpoint.
Pc Richwood stopped the car and Pc Dolman ran out of the vehicle and ran at the gunman, forcing him against a wall and fence and then to the ground. Both officers were unarmed.
The man threw the gun away and he was placed in handcuffs and the firearm was recovered.
Sgt Neil Goosey, branch secretary of the Police Federation in Northamptonshire, said: “The prompt action of the officers resulted in a dangerous and armed offender being brought to justice.
“In doing so, they protected the life of a man who walking home that night and, potentially, other victims of crime.
“In placing the safety of others before their own safety, and for being resolute in arresting the man for a serious crime, they displayed actions that epitomise the bravery of the British police officer.”
The gunman, 25-year-old Matthew Boxley, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment at Northampton Crown Court, for attempted robbery and possession of firearms.