Memorial unveiled for Blackpool police officer killed on duty

Posted on August 25, 2016 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Supt Gerry Richardson memorial

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.

Supt Richardson’s widow, Maureen, said she hoped the memorial would be a tribute to his legacy.

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