Victoria police officer recognized for bravery in 2011 stabbing incident

Const. Lane Douglas-Hunt fought off attacker after being stabbed in the neck on Government Street

  • Dec. 5, 2013 5:00 p.m.

A Victoria police officer who fought off an attacker after being stabbed in the neck is being recognized with a Medal of Bravery from Canada’s Governor General.

Const. Lane Douglas-Hunt was leaving a business on Government Street on Jan. 17, 2011, when a man lunged at her, stabbing her in the neck with a knife.

Douglas-Hunt managed to subdue the man on the ground, despite her serious injury.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston awarded Douglas-Hunt and 41 other people with bravery decorations at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Dec. 5.

Decorations for Bravery were created in 1972 to recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.