National Police Memorial Day to commemorate lives lost

21 September 2015

Sunday 27 September 2015 marks the twelfth National Police Memorial Day; an annual remembrance service which commemorates police officers from throughout the UK, who have died whilst on duty since modern policing began.

This years’ service will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and a wreath will be laid in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Clutha helicopter tragedy in 2013.  

During the service, candles will be lit by relatives from Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales, who mourn their loved ones and in remembrance of officers throughout the country who have lost their lives.

Sergeant Joe Holness QPM, founder of National Police Memorial Day said:  “National Police Memorial Day brings together police forces, officers, colleagues, friends and family from across the country to remember and give recognition to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“It is a poignant day of reflection, bringing the country together to commemorate what others have given for us.”

Steve White, chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said:  “We are proud to support National Police Memorial Day, which is a significant day of remembrance for the police family and the public we serve.  We will never forget our fallen colleagues and their dedication to duty.”