FRANCIS Anne Michele, (formerly Miss Holdsworth)


CITATION
New Zealand Bravery Medal
Special Honours List 23 October 1999
Mrs Francis, while an Ambulance Officer with the Wellington Free Ambulance, on the evening of 2 September 1991, attended an incident involving a man who had taken an overdose of drugs. The patient confronted her with a loaded firearm. During a period of some 30 minutes Mrs Holdsworth persuaded the patient to put the weapon down and talked to him until the Police arrived. Her calmness and patience in an extremely difficult situation almost certainly prevented injury to a colleague, Police Officers and herself.

AWARDS
New Zealand Bravery Medal

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