National Police Memorial Day
National Police Memorial Day is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty.
This year's National Police Memorial Day was held on Sunday 24 September in Cardiff.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd:
“Every day and night, 365 days of the year, police officers keep our communities and country safe. They run towards danger and this could not have been more evident than in the recent terror attacks we have seen across London and in Manchester.
“It was the attack at Westminster Bridge, which tragically saw PC Palmer pay the ultimate sacrifice. This sacrifice, and the ones which many courageous officers have made, must never be forgotten."
Laura Wiggins, daughter of PC Douglas Wiggins, who passed away in May 2016:
“The National Police Memorial is a heart touching tribute to our loved ones and it is an honour and a privilege to be in attendance again this year and to light the candle for Scotland.
"In attending the National Police Memorial Day, I personally feel it unites families from across the Nation to honour the sacrifices of their loved ones whilst ensuring that they are never forgotten.”
National Police Memorial Day Commemorative Brochure 2017
Words from our patron HRH Prince of Wales.
Officers from the United Kingdom stand alongside officers from the US in the Guard of Honour
Mounted officer from South Wales police in front of the Guard of Honour
Fallen petals adorn a police hat
Home Secretary Amber Rudd reads The Gospel of St John
Flag bearers during the ceremony
NPMD congregation during the petal fall
Family of DC Joe Mabuto meet Home Secretary Amber Rudd
PC Paul Briggs' family meet Home Secretary Amber Rudd
NPMD procession arrives at St David's Hall
Book of Rememberance presentation
Officers from South Wales speaking to the public
PC Lowri Davies lights a candle in memory
Guard of Honour featuring officers from San Diego
Mounted officer from South Wales Police