PC David Rathband...

Posted on November 11th, 2013

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PC David Rathband was born in Stafford in 1968. He joined Northumbria Police as a Police Constable in 2000 and spent six years as a 24/7 response officer. In 2006 he joined the Traffic Department and in July 2010 he was shot and blinded by Raoul Moat whilst on patrol. As he was recuperating from his injuries he had the idea of founding a charity to help other emergency servicemen and women injured in the line of duty – this became the Blue Lamp Foundation. His book, Tango 190, was published by Biteback Publishing in July 2011. HRH The Prince of Wales commented: “I need hardly say that we have the most enormous admiration for the extraordinary resilience and courage you have displayed. The United Kingdom owes a huge debt of gratitude to policemen like yourself who are prepared to sacrifice so much for others in the line of duty.”