Police officers and family remember PC Sharon Beshenivsky

Posted on November 19, 2015 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sharon Beshenivsky Memorial Stone

POLICE officers joined family and friends in remembering PC Sharon Beshenivsky on the 10th anniversary of her death.

A memorial service took place in Norfolk Gardens in Bradford city centre on Wednesday 18 November.

Flowers were the laid at PC Beshenivsky’s memorial as the service drew to a close in the wet weather.

PC Beshenivsky was murdered on 18 November 2005 responding to a robbery report. Two men were jailed for life for her murder.

Attendees at the ceremony included her husband Paul and family, PC Teresa Milburn, who was injured in the incident 10 years ago and West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins.

Nick Smart, Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, laid flowers during the ceremony on behalf of the Federation and all its members.

Mr Smart said: “Our thoughts today are with Sharon’s husband Paul and all the family who still miss her dearly. We will always remember her.

“Police officers never know what they will face when the call comes in – the potential dangers are all too familiar for West Yorkshire Police officers.

“We run towards danger – and sadly some colleagues have paid the ultimate sacrifice. When they do, it is only right and proper that we keep them in our thoughts.”

Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, said: “Our thoughts are still with Paul and his family as we recall that fateful day ten years ago when Sharon was killed in the line of duty.

“We come together as friends within the police family to reflect and support as we ensure that Sharon will not be forgotten.”

Lord Mayor of Bradford Joanne Dodds said: “Sharon made the ultimate sacrifice and gave her life protecting us and ensuring we could continue to enjoy the liberty, freedom and way of life we all value so dearly.”

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