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Forces asked to help fund COPS’ long-term future

CHIEF officers from all UK forces have been asked to help secure the long term future of Care of Police Survivors by making an annual donation. Chris Sims, chief constable of West Midlands Police, (pictured in uniform) has written to all his ACPO colleagues asking if their forces will commit to giving the charity £2,000 […]

Calling all Cops – come together for Survivors’ Weekend

ALL police officers and staff from across the UK are being encouraged to take the time to attend the COPS Annual Service of Remembrance in July. Care of Police Survivors is asking officers to support the families of their fallen friends and colleagues. The service is on Sunday 20 July at the National Memorial Arboretum, […]

Sue Brace: “Time heals… but we will never forget”

WELL it won’t be long before the Survivors’ weekend in July – and looking at how busy the survivors’ committee has been, it’s going to be a busy weekend for them. We forget that the Survivor Committee is made up of survivors doing their best in organising your events. Whilst you are all there at […]

“Devoted father” remembered after on duty death

A POLICE Scotland officer who died while he was traveling to work has been remembered as “a caring and loving husband” and “a devoted father.” PC Mark Murtagh’s motorcycle was in collision with a bus on the A6105 near Earlston, in the Scottish Borders, at around 7am on Friday 16 May. The officer was based […]

Colleagues remember “popular and happy” officer

TRIBUTES have been paid to West Midlands Police officer Mick Chapman who has died on duty after becoming unwell at work. A funeral was held for PC Chapman, a Birmingham East officer, on Monday 28 April after his death at work on Monday 14 April. PC Chapman, who leaves behind a wife and two children, […]