One of North Yorkshire’s police officers, well known for his contributions to social media as @OscarRomeo1268, has received his long service medal.
Roads Policing Sergeant and Senior Investigating Officer Paul Cording’s dedicated service was marked in a ceremony yesterday.
Chief Constable Lisa Winward and her deputy, Phil Cain. paid tribute to the officer who has clocked up 20 years in the job.
Paul said he felt proud to receive the medal and feels very lucky and privileged to have a job that he absolutely loves.
He recently launched a fundraising campaign after a family devastated by a fatal crash near York had their house burgled.
Paul attended the crash between a motorhome and an HGV on the A64 near Jinnah Restaurant at Flaxton, in which a mother and two children died.
The father and son survivors returned home from hospital only to find it had been ransacked by burglars. Paul set up a fundraiser hoping to raise £1,000 to replace the stolen items.
In fact it raised £21,000 – which he described as “truly amazing”