A pair of Dundee police officers who attempted to subdue a drunk man armed with a lead pipe and meat cleaver have been honoured.
Constables Lee Ford-Logie and Shauni Morris were called to McDonald Street in the Hilltown on June 30 last year after Josh Bray was spotted on CCTV, wielding a lead pipe.
Video of the pair talking about the incident is above this story.
He began shouting abuse at the pair before hitting Mr Ford-Logie three times on the arm and spraying him in the face with a then-unknown substance.
After Bray fell to the floor he tried to grab a meat cleaver hidden in the waistband of his shorts.
Mr Ford-Logie, 24, said: “The scariest part is if the man had come towards me or Shaunni with the meat cleaver first instead of the lead pipe. That would’ve been a totally different scenario.”
Ms Morris, 25, saw the meat clever after Bray and Mr Ford-Loggie had both fallen to the ground.
She said: “I shouted that there was a knife and radioed for another unit while repeatedly hitting him with my baton. The next 30 seconds to a minute felt like a lifetime.”
More officers arrived and helped subdue Bray, who was later jailed for more than three years for the offence.
Scottish Government justice secretary Humza Yousaf said: “These awards are an important way to commend the actions of officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
“Each incident is an example of the professionalism and dedication I see throughout Police Scotland.”
Andrea MacDonald, chair of the Scottish Police Federation, added: “All the winners this year are a credit to the service and it was my privilege to thank them for their heroic actions, on behalf of their colleagues, families, friends and the general public.
“Much has changed in Scotland’s policing landscape in recent times with new and unprecedented challenges facing officers on a daily basis.
“But what remains the same is the dedication and bravery of the men and women who put on their uniform every day and go out to do their duty, keeping the citizens of Scotland safe.
“The desire to protect and service the public, often in exceptional circumstances, continues to be at the forefront of everything we do.”