G4S Security Officers Honored for Bravery and Professionalism

This year G4S presented its annual Security Officer of the Year Award to two of its employees for valiant efforts.

JUPITER, Fla. – G4S bestowed its 2015 Security Officer of the Year Award to a pair of its employees this year for their acts of bravery and professionalism.

G4S Officers Brian Polanco of Honolulu and Willie Johnson of Nashville, Tenn., were honored for their actions during separate incidents in 2015. 

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Officer Brian Polanco is credited for helping to detain a man causing a loud disturbance at a Honolulu hotel. As Polanco tried to calm the situation, the man fired a flare gun, hitting the G4S officer in the hand. Despite his serious injuries, Polanco extinguished the fire caused by the flare gun, then chased down the fleeing suspect and detained him until police arrived.

Johnson, while on duty in Nashville, saved a woman from a burning car. Despite the hazardous situation, he dragged the elderly woman from the car that had burst into flames after a crash. Without Johnson’s heroism, the woman, who was injured and dazed, would not have survived the smoke and flames, according to G4S.

G4S is also recognizing 28 of its highest-performing officers with G4S Values Awards. The award honors security personnel who continue to represent the G4S values of: Customer Focus; Expertise; Performance; Best People; Integrity; Teamwork and Collaboration; and Safety First.

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