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“Brave” officers remembered at National Police Memorial Day

PRINCE Charles hailed the “exceptional bravery” of officers as he joined the congregation in Northern Ireland for the eleventh National Police Memorial Day. The event’s patron, the Prince joined around 2,000 police officers of all ranks, politicians and families of fallen officers at the annual service, this year held on Sunday (28 September) at the […]

Care of Police Survivors welcomes new President

CARE of Police Survivors has a new President as Denis Gunn takes over the role from Sue Brace. Denis said he is “proud” to take on the job but that Sue will be “a hard act to follow”. Sue said it “has been an honour and privilege to have served as the president of Care […]

Royal appointment for Scottish Police Memorial service

PRINCESS Anne joined survivors at the Scottish Police College on Wednesday 3 September for a service marking the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the Scottish Police Memorial. HRH the Princess Royal attended the event with COPS President-elect Denis Gunn – pictured (right) with Memorial Trustees and Co-founders Christine Fulton and Stu McAllister -  representatives of the […]

Sadness after the death of survivor Audrey Barton

CARE of Police Survivors has paid tribute to survivor Audrey Barton who died recently after a short illness. Audrey was the mother of PC John Barton, of Norfolk Constabulary, who lost his life on duty in 1986, when his patrol car was in collision with an HGV. A spokesman for the charity said: “Our thoughts […]

Remembering fallen hero Insp Ray Codling – 25 years on

POLICE officers from Greater Manchester Police have held a memorial service to mark 25 years since the murder of Insp Ray Codling. The service was held on 11 September at the monument erected in Insp Codling’s honour at the Westbound Birch Services on the M62 motorway. Ray’s widow Linda Codling said: “I’m very proud that the […]