Richard Whiteley Award 2006
Sharon Beshenivsky (posthumously)
The Richard Whiteley special award goes posthumously to a brave young woman who made the ultimate sacrfice. The shooting of Bradford policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky shocked the whole nation. The mother of four was gunned down at point blank range whilst answering an emergency call at a travel agents just over a year ago. PC Beshenivsky was just half an hour away from the end of her shift. She was looking forward to going home to celebrate her daughter’s fourth birthday. Bradford came to a standstill as her funeral cortege made its way through the streets and her family, her colleagues and the people of the city paid their respects to a brave young woman who made the ultimate sacrifice.