Bravery Award for ex-Denaby resident

August 1966

South Yorkshire Times August 27, 1966

Bravery Award for ex-Denaby resident

Among 14 policemen were recently honoured for gallantry by the Queen was a sergeant, who as a youth lived in Denaby Main.

He is sergeant Stanley Oakley, of Coventry, who has received the Queen’s commendation for gallantry.

A newspaper story told how five policeman used dustbin lids a shield against a gun man in a shop. The gun man had barricaded himself in a bedroom at Charter house Road, Coventry last January and from the window fired shots into the street, but the five policeman – amongst them was sergeant Oakley – managed to get into the house.

Sergeant Oakley’s younger brother, John, is now a member of the East Riding Police Force, and is the son of Mr and Mrs Edward stationed at Bridlington. They are Oakley, who lived at 147 Tickhill Street, Mrs Oakley (nee Butterfield), was a member of the teaching staff at Rossington Street school quite some time and else from Swinton. Mr Mrs Oakley now live Appleton, Hornsea, Yorkshire.