Forces unite to remember fallen colleagues


PUBLISHED 17 Sep 2021

IN News

Police forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will join together to remember fallen colleagues later this month.

The unified act of remembrance will take place at 11am on Monday 27 September, the day after a service marking National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) at Lincoln Cathedral.

Footage from the service, which will have restricted numbers due to Covid-19, will be made available to all police forces for use in the Monday commemoration.

Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom says: “National Police Memorial Day is one of the most important events in the policing calendar. It is vital that we never forget the ultimate sacrifice paid by our fallen colleagues.

“Gathering together to remember them in this way will be a powerful expression of the unity of the policing family in the face of tragedy.”

The act of remembrance will be the culmination of a planned weekend of events marking NPMD, beginning with the lighting up of several landmark buildings – including Lincoln Cathedral – in blue on Saturday 25 September.

The Sunday memorial service from the cathedral is invitation-only, but the event will be recorded and streamed on the NPMD website from 4pm that day.

A virtual tribute wall is also now open on the website, allowing friends and family to leave messages commemorating those they have lost.

Visit the NPMD website.