On the 14th April 2022 our Trust Manager, Dennis Rowen attended a service of remembrance in Hemel Hempstead for Police Constable Frank Mason of Hertfordshire Constabulary who was murdered in 1988.
At the ceremony attended by members of Frank’s family, colleagues and local dignitaries the Trust presented a specially framed photograph of the officer to the area police commander. It will be placed on display in the local police station.
The PC Mason was off duty walking his dog when he witnessed an armed robbery taking place on a security van parked outside a bank.
Frank acted immediately and without fear for his own safety identified himself as a police office and made to arrest one of the offenders. As he did so a second man callously shot the unarmed officer in the back at point blank range.