Officer stabbed by double murderer nominated for bravery award
A Lincolnshire police officer stabbed by a fugitive double murderer has been nominated for a bravery award.
PC Stephen Denniss was off duty and walking his dogs in Louth in June last year when he spotted Daniel Boulton.
Boulton, who has since been jailed for at least 40 years, was on the run after murdering his ex-partner and her son.
The officer saw him approaching a woman in a field and, fearing he would “attack or rob her”, decided to confront the killer.
After a chase, Boulton pulled out a knife and demanded PC Denniss’ phone.
During Boulton’s murder trial, the judge commended PC Denniss “for his bravery in seeking to arrest Boulton while off duty and without any back-up or regard for his own safety in order to protect members of the public”.
Helen Stamp, Chair of Lincolnshire Police Federation, said: “PC Denniss’ actions demonstrate that he showed tremendous courage in tackling a man whom he knew had committed such atrocious crimes, putting the safety of the public before himself.”
The National Police Bravery Awards ceremony is due to be held in London in July.