Online fundraiser set up in support of Sergeant Saville’s family

An online fundraiser has been launched to support 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.

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 set up in support of Sgt Saville’s immediate family and has already raised more than £100,000.


Sergeant Graham Saville.


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

Dyfed Powys Police Federation chair Gareth Jones said: “The thoughts of everyone at Dyfed Powys Police Federation and our members are with Graham’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.

“Graham demonstrated the very best of policing in risking his life to save another and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

“No officer ever thinks they won’t come home at the end of their shift, and this tragic incident brings into focus the bravery that our members display every day to protect the communities they serve.”

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