On 30 May 1939, while escorting children across the street, Constable James Lloyd saw a runaway horse and cart heading towards him.
He hurried the children to safety and ran across the street and seized hold of the reins and collar of the horse as it passed him. He held on for about 60 yards but, due to the position of the shafts of the cart, was unable tourn the horse away from a collision with a lorry. He did not manage to jump clear in time and was crushed between the cart and the lorry, sustaining serious injuries. (London Gazette 1.1.1940)
For his bravery, Constable Lloyd was awarded the King’s Police Medal for Gallantry and the Glasgow Corporation Bravery Medal