Derbyshire Police Federation

Memorial day is cancelled

12 May 2020

This year’s National Police Memorial Day Service has been cancelled due to the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was due to take place in Lincoln on 27 September.

Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton said the decision was hugely disappointing but not surprising in the current climate.

“National Police Memorial Day is an opportunity for the whole of the policing family to pay its respects to fallen colleagues and is an important date in the policing year,” says Tony.

The National Police Memorial Day co-ordinator, the Reverend Canon David Wilbraham MBE, said: “Based on the current circumstances, the trustees of National Police Memorial Day have decided to cancel our gathering in Lincoln this year. We know that this decision will be a disappointment we all feel, and we will miss being together.

“However, we are absolutely committed to mark National Police Memorial Day over the last weekend of this September and do so in a way that will enable you and others to be part of it. It is likely that this will be an online memorial service.

“As soon as a decision has been made, we will make a further public announcement.”

The event will return to Lincoln next year with the event planned for Sunday 26 September.

 

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