Constable Duncan McIntyre was a native of Banavie, Inverness-shire, and joined the City of Glasgow Police on 7 April 1925. He was posted to ‘F’ (St Rollox) Division and allocated the Register Number F-69.
About 12.10 pm on 25 June 1940, Constable McIntyre was on beat patrol near the Round Toll, Glasgow, when a horse, which was yoked to a lorry loaded with pipes, took fright and bolted. It collided with a vehicle and some of the pipes fell onto the road.
Alerted by the noise of the pipes falling, Constable McIntyre saw the horse approaching him. He grabbed the reins and held on. He was dragged for some distance before the horse mounted the pavement and fell. He held onto the horse until the carter arrived and took control. (London Gazette 12.6.1941)
For his bravery, Constable McIntyre was awarded the King’s Police Medal for Gallantry and the Glasgow Corporation Bravery Medal.