Remembering fallen colleagues in Belfast
Sunday 30th September saw families, colleagues, and others attend Waterfront Hall in Belfast for the annual National Police Memorial Day.
The service, led by National Police Chaplain, Canon David Wilbraham, saw readings from the Home Secretary Sajid Javid, D/Supt Sam Donaldson whose father was killed on duty in 1985, and CC George Hamilton QPM who led the act of dedication.
The service remembered those lost during the past year:
PC David Fields of South Yorkshire Police who died on Christmas Day 2017 responding to an emergency call when he was involved in a road traffic collision.
PC James Dixon of Thames Valley Police who died on 5th December 2017 who was killed in a road traffic collision whilst patrolling on his motorcycle.
PC John Alcock of of Grampian Police who died on 14th October 2017 as a result of his injuries from a collision in 2003 which left him with brain damage from which he never recovered.
PC Steven Jenkins of Gwent Police who collapsed and died on 6th October 2017 whilst on duty.
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of National Police Memorial Day, said, “We owe police officers everywhere our deepest gratitude. We honour the memory and service of those who have lost their lives in the past year and our hearts go out to those families and loved ones left behind.”