On 29 January 1935, while engaged in school points duty in dense fog in Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, Constable Malcolm Shaw heard the sound of a galloping horse. Realising that no one would drive a horse at such pace under these conditions he quickly stopped a number of school children who he was about to escort across the street.
On sighting the galloping horse, which was without a bridle, he seized it by the forelock and muzzle. Although swung off his feet he was successful in bringing the horse to a standstill before any damage was done.
For his quick thinking and selfless bravery, Constable Shaw was awarded the King’s Police Medal for Gallantry and the Glasgow Corporation Bravery Medal.