Police family gathers for Scottish Memorial Service

Posted on September 3, 2015 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Niven at Scottish Police memorial

CHIEF Constable Sir Stephen House and officers of all ranks joined survivors at the Scottish Police College on Wednesday 2 September for the annual Scottish Police Memorial Service.

Also there were representatives of the Scottish Government – Justice minister Michael Matheson  - and pictured laying a wreath is Niven Rennie, President of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents.

All present paid tribute to the officers whose names are engraved on the Scottish Police Memorial at Tulliallan Castle, Fife.

A total of 261 police officers are known to have lost their lives on duty in Scotland since 1812, including the 11 (from 1870 – 2014) whose names were added to the Memorial last year.

After a poignant service of remembrance, the wreaths were laid. Mr Rennie described the event as “solemn” and “moving”.  Also in attendance was David Kennedy, Deputy General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation.

Sir Stephen described the memorial as “a fitting reminder to us all of their contribution to the service and to Scotland. Our thoughts are, as always, with their families and friends.”

(picture from algooldphoto.com)

 

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