Simon Schembri, the police officer left fighting for his life after being run over and dragged beneath a car, has become a Knight.
In an official ceremony overseen by the Knights of Malta, Schembri was dressed in full Order regalia, with the eight-pointed Maltese cross draped across his shoulders.
“This week our founder was officially Knighted by The Knights of Malta Sovereign Order of Jerusalem. We congratulate him for yet another achievement in appreciation for the contribution to our beloved country,” the Blue Light Foundation, the emergency worker support NGO set up after Schembri’s incident, said today.
He has now been ordained as Chevalier Simon Schembri.
People congratulated the officer that many thought would die after being injured so badly his lungs had become visible.