A HUDDERSFIELD- born policeman has won a top honour for his work.
Patrol officer Pc Steve Howe has received the Crawford Roebuck Trophy, for his continually outstanding work on his beat in Barnsley.
The trophy is named after Barnsley colleague Pc Crawford Roebuck, who died in a motorcycle accident while off duty in 1995.
Pc Howe's father, Harry Howe, of Linthwaite, said: "Steve said that Crawford was an inspiration to him and taught him a lot about policing.
"They worked together at one point, so it's very poignant that Steve has received this trophy."
The officer who receives the trophy each year is voted on by his colleagues.
Pc Howe used to attend Colne Valley High School and worked at Linthwaite pharmaceutical firm Thornton and Ross after leaving school.
He joined South Yorkshire Police 18 years ago. He is now based at Wombwell police station.
He is married to Janet and the couple have three children, Emma, 11, eight-year- old Lauren and James, four. They live at Darfield, Barnsley.