Memorial day on Sunday


PUBLISHED 23 Sep 2020

IN News

There’s still time for you to add your messages to the National Police Memorial Day tribute wall to honour and remember fallen officers.

This year’s memorial service will be held online on Sunday (27 September) at 3pm due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The website streaming the service will also be hosting the tribute wall where you can share your memories and photos or leave condolence messages.

Liz Groom, chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation, said: “National Police Memorial Day provides police officers of all ranks with the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with the families of fallen officers and pay tribute to those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

“It’s a key event in the policing calendar and a lot of work has gone into to ensuring that, despite the Covid-19 restrictions, we could still honour our fallen colleagues.

“I hope as many people as possible will watch the service and add their own messages to the tribute wall.”

To access the service, you will be asked to provide your name and email address.

National Police Memorial Day was first held in 2004 and has been held at the end of September each year since. It rotates around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Federation representatives, chief officers and the Home Secretary usually join the families of fallen officers at the service and the Prince of Wales, patron of the National Police Memorial Day charity, often attends.

Find out more about this year’s service