National Police Memorial Day service moves online


PUBLISHED 10 Aug 2020

IN News

The National Police Memorial Day service will be held online this year to ensure that fallen officers can still be honoured and remembered.

The service will be held on Sunday 27 September at 3pm.

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

“National Police Memorial Day is one of the key events of the policing year and provides police officers of all ranks 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,” says Liz Groom, chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation.

“Once it became obvious that, due to the pandemic, it would not be possible for us to gather at Lincoln Cathedral on 27 September for this year’s memorial day service, discussions started as to how we could still honour our fallen colleagues.

“This online service and tribute wall will allow us to mark National Police Memorial Day and 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.