Detective Sergeant
WILLIAM TAIT BROWN
1920


0n 10 October 1920, Detective Sergeant Brown, was in the Southern Police Office when he was informed that a woman had thrown herself into the River Clyde from the nearby suspension bridge. Detective Sergeant Borwn went immediately to the bridge and dived, fully clothed, into the river and swam out 40 yards to the woman. He then successfully brought her to the river bank.
For this rescue, Det. Sergeant Brown was awarded a BAR to the KMP (1918), the only Glasgow Police officer to receive the award twice. (London Gazette 30.12.1921)
William Tait Brown later became a Superintendent (Pictured above in 1934).

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