Memorial day this Sunday

There’s still time to add your message to the National Police Memorial Day tribute wall to honour and remember fallen officers.

This year’s the memorial day service was planned to take place at Lincoln Cathedral but will now be held online due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

It takes place at 3pm this Sunday (27 September) and will include a tribute wall so people can add their own messages remembering fallen colleagues.

South Wales Police Federation chair Steve Treharne has encouraged members to join the online service to pay their respects.

“The National Police Memorial Day is one of the most important dates in the policing year,” he said. “It’s always an emotional service that gives us an opportunity to show our respect and to offer our support to the families of officers who have died in the line of duty.

“The organisers have worked hard to come up with alternative way of marking the day and to move the service online. I hope as many members as possible are able to join the service online and add their messages to the tribute wall.”

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.

Watch the service and access the tribute wall.