Fallen UK police officers honoured in Belfast

Thursday, 23 September, 2010

Sunday 26th September, 2010, marks the seventh National Police Memorial Day, an annual event that honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have selflessly given their lives in the line of duty.

National Police Memorial Day was founded in 2004 by Police Sergeant Joe Holness from Kent to remember every officer killed on duty since modern policing began more than 180 years ago. The day also recognises the courage and dedication shown by all police officers across the UK every day.

PS Joe Holness, the founder of National Police Memorial Day says; "Each year we rightly stop and remember the sacrifices made by police officers throughout the UK with an annual, national memorial day in recognition of their courage and sacrifice."

Paul McKeever, Chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales (and Chairman of the National Police Memorial Day organising committee) says; "This day is a way for the nation to recognise the best of all human qualities; selfless and devoted courage. The example and valour of those officers who died on duty acts as an inspiration to us all"

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