National Police Memorial Day 2017
National Police Memorial Day is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty.
In 2017 the event was held on Sunday 24 September in Cardiff.
Then Home Secretary Amber Rudd:
“Every day and night, 365 days of the year, police officers keep our communities and country safe. They run towards danger and this could not have been more evident than in the recent terror attacks we have seen across London and in Manchester.
“It was the attack at Westminster Bridge, which tragically saw PC Palmer pay the ultimate sacrifice. This sacrifice, and the ones which many courageous officers have made, must never be forgotten."
Laura Wiggins, daughter of PC Douglas Wiggins, who passed away in May 2016:
“The National Police Memorial is a heart touching tribute to our loved ones and it is an honour and a privilege to be in attendance again this year and to light the candle for Scotland.
"In attending the National Police Memorial Day, I personally feel it unites families from across the Nation to honour the sacrifices of their loved ones whilst ensuring that they are never forgotten.”
National Police Memorial Day Commemorative Brochure 2017