A special ceremony has taken place at the National Police Memorial in London to unveil the newly reprinted Police Roll of Honour which commemorates fallen police officers.
The event, which took place at the National Police Memorial in The Mall in London, was organised and hosted by the Police Memorial Trust.
Their Chair, Geraldine Winner – the wife of the late Michael Winner who established the Police Memorial Trust in 1984 – was joined by representatives of policing from across the United Kingdom.
Mrs Michael Winner said:
“I accept the UK Police Roll of Honour which has been entrusted to us for display by The Police Roll of Honour Trust.
There is no more fitting location in the United Kingdom in which to display the New Police Roll of Honour, than here, in the newly refurbished National Police Memorial”
“I know my late husband Michael would love that this is happening here today. It sees his dream continued, that of honouring fallen British Police Officers”.
She ended by saying:
“The Police Memorial Trust will continue in our work of maintaining and keeping this Memorial open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
We welcome the next phase of our extension refurbishment works whereby the Police Memorial Trust will work together with The Police Roll of Honour Trust to create a new state of the art digital system where visitors to this Memorial will be able to access details of fallen officers”.
Police Federation of England and Wales National Chair John Apter, who read the police oath during the ceremony, said: “It was an honour to have been able to take part in such a special event and to be asked to read the attestation that every constable across England and Wales makes before starting their police service.”
The expanded Roll of Honour commemorates almost 5,000 police officers who have lost their lives.
The newly reprinted version was signed by HRH Prince Charles when he attended the National Police Memorial Day ceremony in September.
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