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Echuca man honoured for bravery

An Echuca man who disarmed a woman stabbing an elderly man will today receive a Federal Government commendation for his actions.

August 18, 2014 4:17pm
An Echuca man who disarmed a woman stabbing an elderly man today received a Federal Government commendation for his actions.
Christopher Fowler, then a senior constable with NSW Police, was called to a disturbance in Bellbird, NSW, on July 13, 2007.
Sen. Constable Fowler and his colleague entered the residence and saw the woman holding a carving knife and struggling with a man, who had significant stab wounds to his abdomen and defence wounds to his thighs and hands.
As she raised the knife above her head Sen. Constable Fowler lunged at her and knocked the knife away.
The woman then struggled with him until, with the assistance of his colleague, he subdued and arrested her.
Mr Fowler will receive the commendation for his bravery as part of the Australian Bravery Awards, approved by Governor General Peter Cosgrove.
‘‘To these recipients, I offer my warmest congratulations and express my sincere admiration for your brave actions,’’ Mr Cosgrove said.
‘‘We are fortunate as a community and as a nation to benefit from your contribution, and it is fitting that you have been recognised by the Australian honours system.
‘‘You now join the company of men and women whose actions have enriched our community and whose values we hold dear.’’
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