Medal for Municipal Policeman

Nerja municipal policeman, Miguel Alberto García Fernández has received the police medal, Orden al Mérito de la Policía Local de Andalucía.

NRJ Aqueduct OnLThe medal, which was awarded in person by the regional Minister of the Interior (Elías Bendodo) in Almería, was in recognition of putting his own life into jeopardy in order to save the life of a person intent upon committing suicide by jumping off an elevated structure.

The incident took place on the 10th of December, 2019 on the aqueduct structure, known as the Acueducto del Águila, which crosses a ravine some 40 metres below. The policeman ventured out to where the man was perched in order to disuade him from jumping.

This emblematic structure is on the N-340 between Nerja and Maro and attracts many tourists.

Also present was the Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, and the Councillor for Citizen Safety, Francisco Arce, as well as the municipal Police Chief, Francisco Iranzo.

(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

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