UK police officers honoured
Monday 17th September 2012National Police Memorial Day Service 3pm (doors open 2pm, seated by 2.30pm), York Minster, York.
Sunday 30th September 2012 marks the ninth National Police Memorial Day, an annual event that honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have given their lives in the line of duty.
National Police Memorial Day is designed to remember every officer killed on duty since modern policing began more than 175 years ago and aims to recognise the courage and dedication shown by all police officers across the UK every day.
As with the previous eight years, the Police Federation of England and Wales is working in partnership with the Home Office and other police associations across the UK to ensure the day is memorable for everyone attending particularly the widows, families and friends of fallen officers.
Paul McKeever, Chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales says; “This day is a way for the nation to recognise the best of all human qualities – selfless and devoted courage – and the example and valour of those officers who died on duty acts as an inspiration to us all.”
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “We should never forget the work of our police service in our society, protecting citizens, preserving the peace and serving others in difficult situations. It is right that we pay tribute to their heroism and sacrifice in the line of duty. We should be proud of our police and honour those that have fallen”
National Police Memorial Day black and white chequered ribbons and pins are available on the NPMD website: www.nationalpolicememorialday.org