Fundraiser efforts for Sergeant Saville have already topped £100,000

An online fundraiser in support of the family of a police officer who died after being hit by a train as he attempted to save a distressed man in the tracks has raised more than £110,000.

Sergeant Graham Saville, a response officer in Nottinghamshire Police, sustained serious injuries when he was struck near Newark on August 24.

The 46-year-old died at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham on Tuesday. 

A JustGiving page has been launched in support of Sgt Saville’s immediate family.

Highest level of bravery

The page was set up by former Nottinghamshire Police officer Dan Fletcher, who describes Sgt Saville’s actions as “the epitome of policing bravery”.

South Wales Police Federation treasurer and vice chair Phil Walker said: “When a police officer dies in the line of duty it affects us all in policing and our thoughts are with Sergeant Graham Saville’s family and friends, and all of our colleagues at Nottinghamshire.

“Sgt Saville displayed the highest level of bravery as a police officer and was fatally injured while attempting to save another person’s life.

“He demonstrated the very best of policing and should be remembered as a hero.”

If you would like to donate, visit the JustGiving page.