Police Federation comment on death of PC Bill Barker, Cumbria Police

Friday, 20 November, 2009

Responding to the terrible news of the tragic death of PC Bill Barker from Cumbria Police Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:

"This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with PC Barker's family, friends and colleagues at this extremely sad time. Constable Bill Barker was a dedicated professional officer who was doing his utmost to help his local community in the face of a natural disaster and he has paid the ultimate price for his bravery and selfless actions. No words can help those closest to PC Barker at this terribly distressing time but I hope they will find some comfort that the loss of this brave man is mourned by the entire police family throughout the UK."

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