Online service for National Police Memorial Day

An online service will be held to mark this year’s National Police Memorial Day.

The event was planned to take place at Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 27 September but was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The online event, to be held at 3pm on the day of the original service, will also include a tribute wall which has already been launched so that people can add their own messages remembering fallen colleagues.

“This online service will give us all the opportunity to observe National Police Memorial Day and honour our fallen colleagues,” says Maria Henry, chair of Gwent Police Federation.

“It is completely understandable that the event in Lincoln was cancelled but, equally, the memorial day service is a very important event in the policing year and I am pleased an alternative way to mark it has been organised. The launch of the tribute wall means we can all play a part in recognising the sacrifice of officers who have died in the line of duty so I hope as many people as possible will take the time to add a message.”

To access the online service, you will be asked to provide your name and email address.

National Police Memorial Day was first held in 2004 and has been held at the end of September each year since. It rotates around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Federation representatives, chief officers and the Home Secretary usually join the families of fallen officers at the service and the Prince of Wales, patron of the National Police Memorial Day charity, often attends.

Find out more about this year’s service and the tribute wall.