Hero Sheffield police officers praised for saving knife victim

PCs Tracey Bullas and Ray Bell  with David Hartley
PCs Tracey Bullas and Ray Bell with David Hartley
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A hero police officer who saved stab victim Darren Raistrick’s life after a ferocious and brutal attack said she was ‘only doing her job.’

PC Tracey Bullas, aged 44, along with her colleague PC Ray Bell, attended reports of a multiple stabbing in Elm Road, Beighton, in March this year.

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On arrival at the scene, they found Michael Mallinder standing over Mr Raistrick.

Mallinder had stabbed his victim so severely that the knife blade remained in his neck.

PC Bullas’ decision to remove the blade and carry out CPR saved Mr Raistrick’s, life medics have said.

David Hartley, District Commander for Sheffield, paid tribute to both officers.

He said: “These brave officers disarmed and detained the man and immediately performed life-saving first aid.

“Every medical professional who has supported the victim has made it clear that the man would have died without the prompt actions of these officers.

“I am incredibly proud of Tracey and Ray and proud to be part of the same organisation.”

PC Bullas, who has visited Mr Raistrick in hospital where he continues to receive treatment, said she did not expect the commendation.

She said: “I am extremely grateful for the recognition and the kind words from Mr Hartley.

“For me, the best recognition I got was when I went to see Darren in hospital and he said thank you.

“I didn’t want a medal, I’m sure that any other PC in my shoes would have done the same thing.”

She added: “The paramedic said I’d acted above and beyond the call of duty but to me, I genuinely was doing my job.”

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