Eddie Harrison receives his police award

Eddie Harrison receives his police award

A veteran of a thousand mountain rescue callouts received a police award in recognition of his service to the community.

Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team’s former leader Eddie Harrison was presented with a certificate of merit by Chief Superintendent Steve Johnson of Cumbria Constabulary.

Mr Harrison stepped down as leader in November last year. Before his four years as team leader, he served as deputy team leader for 10 years and has a total of 24 years’ service with the team.

A Kendal MRT spokesperson said it is estimated Mr Harrison, whose call-sign is Kendal Eddie, has attended about a thousand incidents during that time. He will continue his service to the team in an operations support role.

Current team leader Dave Howarth said: “Eddie’s award is thoroughly deserved and I value greatly the continued support and advice he provides.”

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