Leave a tribute to fallen officers

A virtual tribute wall to fallen colleagues is now open as part of National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) commemorations.

The website wall, which allows friends and family to leave tributes to those they have lost, was a successful part of last year’s memorial.

It is the first part of a planned weekend of events, beginning with the lighting up of several landmark buildings in blue on Saturday 25 September. This will include Lincoln Cathedral where the NPMD service will be held.

The service, which due to Covid-19 restrictions is limited in numbers and is by invitation only, takes place at the cathedral at 2pm on Sunday 26 September.

However, the event will be recorded and streamed on the NPMD website from 4pm that day.

South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne says: “It is vital that we continue to gather every September and remember those who have paid the ultimate price for their service to colleagues and the public.

“Reading the messages left on the tribute wall last year made it clear that although we cannot always gather in person, we are one policing family and united in remembering those we have lost.

“Please do leave a tribute if you can and watch the streamed service on Sunday.”

On Monday 27 September, police forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will then join together to remember fallen colleagues in a unified act of remembrance at 11am.

Footage from the cathedral service will also be made available to all forces for use in the Monday service.

Visit the NPMD website to leave a tribute.