A Lincolnshire paramedic who suffered a broken jaw after intervening in a fight has vowed to "do the same again" if needed.
Scott Scoot, 39, from Spalding, stepped in to come to the aid of a member of the public who was being attacked by two others.
Mr Scoot, who has worked for East Midlands Ambulance Service since 2004, was awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for his actions.
Mr Scoot was driving home after a long shift when he saw the disturbance.
"There were two or three other people there but they weren't doing anything," said Mr Scoot.
"I hit my horn but they didn't move so I got out and they attacked me. But I knew I had to do something to help the man on the floor.
"It is human nature and there are no regrets. I can't stand bullies. I would do it again."
The commendation came as a surprise to Mr Scott, with it having been kept a secret.
"I turned up at the meeting and didn't know why I was needed," he said.
"Then they told me to sit at the front and I got the award.
"I wasn't expecting that."
Two other Lincolnshire paramedics, Sean Jacklin and Terry Weatherill, also received commendations.