Two G4S Security Officers Receive Top Award for Bravery and Professionalism

Jul 15, 2015, 17:00 ET from G4S Secure Solutions

JUPITER, Fla., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- G4S, America's leading security company, is announcing the winners of its 2015 Security Officer of the Year Award, the highest honor for security professionals. This year, two G4S Security Officers are being recognized for their bravery and professionalism.

G4S Officers Brian Polanco, from Honolulu, Hawaii and Willie Johnson, from Nashville, Tennessee, are each winners of the G4S Security Officers of the Year award for their actions during separate incidents in 2015.  

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

Officer Willie Johnson, in Nashville, Tennessee saved a woman from a burning car. Despite the hazardous situation, Officer Johnson dragged the elderly woman from the car that had burst into flames after a crash. Without Officer Johnson's heroism, the woman, who was injured and dazed, would not have survived the smoke and flames. 

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.

To read more about the G4S Officers of the Year and Values Award Winners, go to:

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