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Victims of Cyprus Emergency honoured with memorial stone

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 […]

Memorial unveiled for Blackpool police officer killed on duty

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

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, […]

COPS 30 Miler

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.

Fallen officers and their families honoured at COPS Service

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 […]

Met remembers colleagues murdered on duty 50 years ago

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 […]