On 2 July 1923, Constable Ferguson was on points duty in Glasgow City Centre when he saw a runaway horse, pulling a heavy cart, bearing down on him. He stopped the traffic and grabbed the reins of the horse as it passed him.
He was dragged for a considerable distance before bringing it to a stop.
He injured his hand a leg in the incident.
He was awarded the King’s Police Medal for Gallantry and the Glasgow Corporation Bravery medal for his bravery.