Buildings to be bathed in blue to honour fallen officers

Landmark buildings will be lit up in blue later this month as part of the National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) commemorations.

Lincoln Cathedral, where a service of remembrance will take place on Sunday 26 September, will be one of those bathed in blue the night before to begin the annual event.

Due to Covid restrictions, the 2pm cathedral service is invitation-only, but the event will be recorded and streamed on the NPMD website at 4pm.

Gwent Police Federation chair Steve Thorpe says: “Though coronavirus restrictions mean that once again the bulk of the event will be held virtually, National Police Memorial Day is still a vital time to remember those who have given everything to policing.

“I encourage everyone who can to watch the service on the day and stand with colleagues all over the country in solidarity and reflection.

“There are also several other ways to get involved and show the unity of the policing family.”

A virtual remembrance wall is now open on the NPMD website, allowing friends and family to leave tributes to those they have lost.

On Monday 27 September, police forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will join together to remember their fallen colleagues in a unified act of remembrance at 11am.

Footage from the cathedral service will be provided to all forces to use as part of the act of remembrance.

Visit the NPMD website to leave a tribute.