HRH The Prince of Wales to attend National Police Memorial Day

12 September 2016

Prince Charles at National Police Memorial Day

National Police Memorial Day is an annual remembrance service established to pay tribute to officers killed in the line of duty since modern policing began. It is supported by the Police Federation of England and Wales and attended by hundreds of family, friends and colleagues from across the UK policing family and Home Offices. This year's event takes place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Sunday 25 September and will be attended by HRH The Prince of Wales in his capacity as Patron of National Police Memorial Day.

Inspector Joe Holness QPM, founder of National Police Memorial Day, said:
“This is a proud day that means so much to the families and friends who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.

“National Police Memorial Day unites the country in national recognition of officers who have given us their all.

“Later this month, we will gather in St Paul’s Cathedral with a congregation of thousands to remember those who have given their lives in service to their communities.

“This will be my last service as national coordinator and I am extremely proud of how National Police Memorial Day has evolved over the years.

“It is a significant day of remembrance to ensure our fallen officers must not and will not be forgotten.

Steve White, Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales, added:
“All too often we hear of brave officers who put public service above their own safety. Sadly, many give their lives doing so.

“I am proud to join colleagues from forces throughout the United Kingdom and take part in the National Police Memorial Day service.

“Together we will stand to honour those whose self-sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

During the service candles will be lit by relatives who mourn their loved ones and in remembrance of officers throughout the UK who have lost their lives.

There will be a flypast by the National Police Air Service at 4.30pm.

Visit the National Police Memorial Day website