10:29AM, Tuesday 13 November 2012
A proud police officer in Windsor has been awarded a medal and special commendation for his work in the force.
Windsor Inspector Pete Dalton picked up a long service and good conduct medal for his 20 years tackling crime.
Insp Dalton also received a Chief Constable's Commendation for his role as ground commander at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Muster in Windsor on May 19.
The 41-year-old was awarded both at a ceremony at Drayton Park Golf Course in Abingdon on Thursday.
He said: "It has been a fantastic year and to receive them this year is great. I was very proud and all my family were there.
"The highlight would have to be being ground commander for the Muster and being part of the Olympics at Dorney Lake."
He is also set to pick up another commendation later this month along with other officers for his role in policing the Olympics.
Insp Dalton started his policing career with five years in Newbury, before two in both Reading and Amersham, seven as a public order specialist and the last four in Windsor.
During the 20 years he has worked on operations at Ascot Racecourse, G8 protests, state visits to Windsor Castle and was drafted in to police during the London riots last year.
Insp Dalton said: "I have seen lots of different operations and I have seen the police force change during that time.
"The last four years in Windsor have been great and it is a lovely place to live and work."
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