20 September 2021
A virtual tribute wall to fallen colleagues is now open as part of National Police Memorial Day (NPMD), which takes place on Sunday.
The website wall, which allows friends and family to leave tributes to those lost in the line of duty, was a successful part of last year’s memorial.
It is the first part of a planned weekend of events, beginning with the lighting up of several landmark buildings – including Lincoln Cathedral where the NPMD service will be held – in blue on Saturday 25 September.
The service, which due to Covid-19 restrictions is limited in numbers and is by invitation only, takes place at the cathedral at 2pm on Sunday 26 September.
However, the event will be recorded and streamed on the NPMD website from 4pm that day.
Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton says: “Though last year’s event was very restricted because of Covid, using the online tribute wall was a great way to share memories and show the unity of the policing family.
“This year I will be attending the ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral to represent Derbyshire Police Federation. The Chief Constable is also attending, along with Angela Morgan who represents the families of fallen officers.
“As National Police Memorial Day approaches once again, I encourage all our members to make use of the wall to pay tribute to their fallen colleagues.”
On Monday 27 September, police forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will then join together to remember fallen colleagues in a unified Act of Remembrance at 11am.