The convicted killer who fought the London Bridge terrorist with a narwhal stand will see an early prison release thanks to Queen Elizabeth.
Her Majesty has awarded Steven Gallant, 42, the Royal Compassionate Power, an order that reduced the murder he earned when he helped counter the terrorist attack, the Evening Standard reported.
The order struck 10 months from his 17-year sentence and allows him to apply for parole in June.
The Justice Department said the queen was advised to forgive as a result of Gallant’s “unusually courageous actions,” the Mirror reported.
Gallant has served time for the murder of firefighter Barrie Jackson, who was killed outside a pub in 2005.
“I have mixed feelings, but what happened on London Bridge shows that people can change,” Jackson’s son, Jack, told The Mirror.
Gallant was at a conference to rehabilitate prisoners when the fatal attack took place in Fishmongers’ Hall next to London Bridge.
He was among a group that ran out to intervene when Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist on parole, launched a stabbing operation that killed two people.
The footage showed Gallant trying to subdue him with a narwal tusk from the wall of the historic building before police shot Khan dead.
Gallant later said in a statement that he “did not hesitate” to pursue the disturbed attacker.
“I could tell something was wrong and had to help,” he said. “I saw wounded people. Khan remained standing [sic] in the foyer with two large knives in his hands. He was a clear danger to everyone. ”