An awards evening that honoured the Roads and Transport Police for their service was held in memory of a teenage girl who was killed by a driver.
The Livia Award ceremony was co-hosted by Rugby MP Mark Pawsey on Tuesday, November 3 in parliament.
The award was established in 1998 by Hillmorton residents George and Giulietta Galli-Atkinson following the death of their daughter, Livia, who was killed in Enfield by a driver who mounted the pavement where she was walking.
The award is made annually to the Roads and Transport Policing Command officer judged to have provided the most meritorious service to road death investigation, either in a specific case, or sustained through several investigations and who has provided the family of a road crash victim with outstanding commitment.
Giulietta and George said: “Barriers are erected for a number of reasons but the more empathy there is between the parties, the more useful the interaction is likely to be in bringing about proper investigation, charging and prosecution outcomes. We are proud of all the officers in the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command who show such benchmark standards in road death investigation and Family Liaison Officer service on which road crash victims and their families can rely should they have to.
“They have our encouragement, admiration and gratitude.”
Mr Pawsey said: “It was as privilege to play a small part in the Livia Awards to honour the memory of Livia Galli-Atkinson, who was so tragically killed in 1998, and to pay tribute to the incredible work of London’s Traffic Police.”
This year’s Livia Award went to Detective Sergeant John Hartfree from the Metropolitan Police Service Roads and Transport Policing Command.
John was unanimously judged by the award’s independent panel, of which Mr Pawsey is a member, as the outstanding candidate for his extensive investigative case load and the development of Scene Management Training for officers on the front line of fatal road
collisions so as to ensure proper service to victims and their families.
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