Tributes paid to Thames Valley Police officer

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A THAMES Valley Police officer collapsed and died at Milton Keynes Police Station yesterday morning (Tuesday 27 September).

The officer collapsed and sadly could not be resuscitated.

The officer is not being named by police at this stage.

Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross said yesterday: “This morning a serving police officer was taken ill at his desk in Milton Keynes Police Station.

Service honours fallen officers at National Police Memorial Day

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THE daughter of PC Dave Phillips lit a candle as police officers who have died on duty were remembered at this year’s National Police Memorial Day in London.

Prince Charles attended the 13th annual event as it returned to St Paul’s Cathedral. Around 4,000 officers were remembered and the names of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the past year were read out.

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Victims of Cyprus Emergency honoured with memorial stone

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A MEMORIAL has been officially unveiled at the National Arboretum to remember the lives of the civilian police officers and British servicemen who died during the Cyprus Emergency of 1955.

A total of 392 people died during the four-year conflict, and their names have been immortalised in the Cyprus Rock Memorial.

The four-tonne piece of Cypriot rock, containing a time capsule in which the names of the 370 ser-vicemen and the 21 British police officers are recorded, was unveiled at a ceremony on 21 August.

Memorial unveiled for Blackpool police officer killed on duty

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A MEMORIAL to a police officer who was killed on duty in Blackpool 45 years ago has been unveiled.

Supt Gerry Richardson was shot as he tackled a gunman following an armed robbery on a jewellery shop in the resort.

The memorial has been placed at his former grammar school, which is now Aspire Academy.

Volunteers take on 30-mile ‘yomp’ to raise money for COPS

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EIGHTEEN hardy volunteers have taken on a 30 mile ‘yomp’ through Northumberland’s Cheviot Hills to raise money for Care of Police Survivors.

Organised by serving police officers Lee Gosling and Simon Guilfoyle, the volunteers set off on Saturday 20 August from the tiny village of Kirknewton, at the northernmost tip of the Northumberland national park, laden with 30lb backpacks.

COPS 30 Miler

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The COPS 30 miler is a 30 mile, load-bearing ‘yomp’ across rugged Northumberland countryside, with participants running alongside the Royal Marines. The event is the idea of Simon Guilfoyle and Lee Gosling, both serving Police Inspectors, who have secured official endorsement and logistical support from the Royal Marines.

Officers depart on the fourth UK Police Unity Tour

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OFFICERS from across the UK were in London today at the launch of the Police Unity Tour cycle ride this morning at the National Police Memorial.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey and Assistant Commissioner Helen King were among those wishing the cyclists well on their 180 mile journey. The tour raises money for Care of Police Survivors – and arrives at the charity’s Service of Remembrance in Staffordshire on Sunday.

Fallen officers and their families honoured at COPS Service

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POLICE officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice – and their surviving family members – have been remembered at the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) Annual Service of Remembrance.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 31 July to pay respects to officers who have died on duty. The service in Staffordshire – bathed in sunshine – was attended by more than 750 people.

Met remembers colleagues murdered on duty 50 years ago

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SERVING and retired police officers joined the families and friends of three police officers who were murdered on duty – to commemorate 50 years since the tragic event.

They were remembering Detective Sergeant Christopher Head, 30; Detective Constable David Wombwell, 25; and, PC Geoffrey Fox, 41, who were shot dead in Braybrook Street in Shepherd’s Bush on 12 August 1966.