Yesterday (September 25th), the annual National Police Memorial Day service was held at the New Theatre in Cardiff. At the service, guests commemorated the lives and honoured the sacrifices of all police officers who have died in the line of duty across the UK.
Among those in attendance were families and colleagues who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.
As per tradition, the service rotates round the four nations of the United Kingdom and yesterday South Wales Police had the honour of hosting it in our nation’s capital.
South Wales Police Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan said:
“It is a real honour to be welcoming colleagues from across the country to Cardiff for the annual National Police Memorial Day – a chance for us all to take some time to reflect and pay tribute.
“Remembering those who have died, and showing our heartfelt gratitude for their service, is of huge significance and importance to us as a police family, and National Police Memorial Day helps us to do exactly that.
“We must not, and will not, forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. I know that this year’s Memorial Day will have added resonance for many colleagues both here in Wales and right across the UK, and we have been all too frequently reminded of the selflessness, dedication and self-sacrifice which members of the police service display each and every day on behalf of others.”
Visit the National Police Memorial website for more information.