This year will be the 10th local Police Memorial Day service and it will be taking place in Weston-super-Mare thanks to the hard work of a number of individuals, but particularly Chief Inspector Leanne Pook, retired sergeant Neil Goodwin and sergeant Peter Land.
The Avon and Somerset Police Federation is proud to sponsor the event and support a local service for officers and familes that wish to pay their respects. The service will take place at Clarence Park Baptist Church, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare this Sunday, 30th September 2018. You need to be at the church by 2.45pm for the service between 3pm – 4pm. Refreshments will follow the service and the Police Choir, Mace Escort and Fire Service contingent will again be supporting this event. The service is honored to be joined once again by families of fallen officers and we aim to have a good congregation supporting them as the event is open to families and friends of officers and staff.
The National Police Memorial Day aims to, remember police officers who have been killed or died on duty, demonstrate to relatives, friends and colleagues of fallen officers that their sacrifice is not forgotten and recognise annually the dedication to duty and courage displayed by police officers.
As in the past it has been good to see so many retired officers at the event supporting their serving colleagues and families.
In another year that has been difficult for the policing family too many names have been added to the growing roll of honour. Come along and join use in paying respects to those who are no longer with us and supporting those families that have lost a loved one.