FOUR Toowoomba police officers have been given District Officer's Awards for their part in saving the life of a young woman.

On July 18 last year, the officers responded to two-vehicle crash on Tor St where Toowoomba resident Breeanna Suey had sustained multiple injuries.

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At the Queensland Police Service Darling Downs District awards ceremony at the Empire Church Theatre yesterday, Acting Superintendent Ben Marcus paid tribute to Constable Nicholas McGauley, Const Skye-Marie Thew, Snr Const Geordie Horn and Const Kieran Morris.

Supt Marcus said the officers arrived before the Queensland Ambulance Service and rendered first aide to Ms Suey and took the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the woman and the public.

The District Officer's Award recipients (from left) Constable Nicholas McGauley, Constable Skye Thew, Snr Constable Geordie Horn and Constable Kieran Morris.
The District Officer's Award recipients (from left) Constable Nicholas McGauley, Constable Skye Thew, Snr Constable Geordie Horn and Constable Kieran Morris. Kevin Farmer

"Had it not been for those officers, she would not have survived.

"Their actions were remarkable and deserve recognition."

Ms Suey, 18, agreed that the officers saved her life.

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The crash that almost killed a young Toowoomba woman.
The crash that almost killed a young Toowoomba woman.

"The first thing I wanted to do was buy them flowers and thank them. For three weeks, I went into the station and asked 'are they on?'.

"They ended up coming to my house to see me."

She said they deserved the award "hands down".

Breeanna Suey was critically injured in a car crash.
Breeanna Suey was critically injured in a car crash.

A number of other police officers from around the region were also recognised for their efforts with National Police Service Medals and National Medals.

Two new detectives were appointed and a Commissioner's Certificate of Service was issued.

Const Clay Warskitt from Gatton Station was given a District Officer's Award.

Const Warskitt was honoured for his work when on an assignment in Ipswich.

He was instrumental in assisting an Esk crew in peacefully disarming a woman who was having a psychotic episode.

Award recipients at the ceremony.
Award recipients at the ceremony. Kevin Farmer


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