Police Federation

National Police Memorial Day 2019

National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) is an annual event to honour police officers killed in the line of duty.

In 2019 NPMD took place on Sunday 29 September the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

HRH The Prince of Wales attended alongside Home Secretary Priti Patel, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and more than 40 Chief Constables. Prayers were led by Marilyn Bromilow, the sister-in-law of PC John Edward Bromilow, who was fatally injured in 1979 in a patrol car crash whilst escorting a prisoner.

Candles from each of the four nations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, were lit by loved ones to remind us of the undying flame of devotion and commitment, exemplified by those whom we remembered.

  • Representing Scotland, Margaret Sinclair, supported by her daughter, Patricia Sinclair, wife and daughter of PC Leslie Sinclair, who died in 1972 from injuries sustained in a road traffic collision whilst on duty.
  • Representing England, Rumbie Mabuto, widow of PC Joe Mabuto, who died after suffering a heart attack whilst on duty, was supported by their children, Kenny and Sophia.
  • Representing Wales was William Parker, son of PC Andy Parker, who was killed in a motorbike crash when travelling home after a night shift.
  • Representing Northern Ireland, Margo Hetherington, daughter of Reserve Constable Jacob Rankin, Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross, who was fatally shot in 1978 whilst on duty by terrorists.

As the last post was sounded, the room fell silent as petals fell as a mark of respect to remember all our fallen officers.

Police Federation National Chair, John Apter, said: “The day in Glasgow was very moving and poignant. I met the family members of many officers who had been lost which is always a privilege and reminded us of why this day is so important.”

Read the 2020 NPMD Newsletter

 

 

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