TWO Kirklees policemen have won an award presented in memory of a murdered traffic cop.
Dewsbury-based Pc Carl Farley and Pc Richard Infield have received the Ian Broadhurst Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Road Policing.
The officers are the first two to receive the trophy - a new award in memory of Pc Ian Broadhurst, who was murdered in Leeds on Boxing Day 2003.
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn said: "This trophy is not only a memorial to Ian, but also an illustration that the force recognises the value of the road policing units and their officers."
Pc Farley and Pc Infield received the award jointly for their all-round excellent contribution to road policing.
This includes arresting prolific offenders, consistent and determined enforcement of road traffic legislation, willing leadership and prolific attendance at incidents as well as effective team-building through support, advice and encouragement.
Pc Farley, 33, said: "We are delighted to be the first to receive this award.
"Road policing officers have a vital role to play and there are many other officers forcewide worthy of consideration, so we were really pleased to have been nominated in the first instance, especially as it was for something that we both love doing.
"While personally I am really proud to be getting the award, it also brings back the circumstances of how it came about.
"I worked alongside Ian at Holbeck.
"We were both beat patrol officers at the time and this is a poignant reminder for me of a friend and colleague who gave his life for his job."
Pc Infield, 40, added: "We are very fortunate to work in such an excellent road policing unit.
"It was superbly led by Sgt Alan Kaye until his recent retirement and now Sgt Dean Taylor is continuing on with the good work."