31 August 2023
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 £125,000 at the time of writing.
Sgt Graham Saville (pic Nottinghamshire Police).
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”.
Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton said: “The thoughts and sympathy of Derbyshire Police Federation and all of our members are with Graham’s family and friends at this saddest of times, and of course with all of our colleagues in Nottinghamshire Police who are feeling his loss very deeply.
“He was clearly very highly thought of and popular and represented everything we all want in our police officers.
“This tragedy serves to show the lengths police officers go to in order to protect the most vulnerable in society, and the ultimate sacrifice Graham made to that end will never be forgotten.”
If you would like to donate, visit the JustGiving page here.