Officer honoured for bravery
A POLICE officer, who dodged bullets to protect Sydney shoppers from a shooter four years ago, has been honoured with a valour award.
Sergeant Glenn Stirton ran at an armed offender at an Eastwood shopping centre on March 10, 2008.
He and his partner narrowly missed several shots fired their way.
They returned fire but the shooter turned his gun on himself and later died from his injuries.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione presented Sgt Stirton with the Valour Award, the highest honour an officer can receive for bravery, at last week's attestation ceremony at the Goulbourn Academy.