Memorial day service to be held online

The National Police Memorial Day service will be held online this year, and a tribute wall has also been launched to mark the event.

The service, which honours officers who have died in the line of duty, will be held on Sunday 27 September at 3pm.

The website streaming the service will also host the tribute wall so people can share their memories of fallen officers and leave messages.

“With large gatherings still being a concern, it was really no surprise when the organisers of National Police Memorial Day announced that this year’s service, which was due to be held in Lincoln, was being cancelled,” says Gareth Jones, chair of Dyfed Powys Police Federation.

“But since the memorial day is such a key event in the policing year, it is important that we still mark this occasion and honour our fallen colleagues, to remember that they paid the ultimate price while serving their communities and also show their families that we will never forget them.”

To access the 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.