Today, the emergency services in Greater Manchester and
across the UK were deeply saddened by the tragic death of two
female police officers in Tameside.
It has been a devastating day for Greater Manchester Police and
the county as a whole and on behalf of Greater Manchester Fire and
Rescue Service I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to
I would also like to offer my sincerest condolences to the
families and friends of the two officers who lost their lives while
carrying out a routine job - this is a heart-breaking time for all
who knew these two women.
The incident is a chilling reminder of the risks faced by brave
emergency services workers everyday of their lives in order to
protect the community.
The two women were shot in Hattersley this morning and the
shootings led to the arrest of wanted murder suspect Dale
I can only echo the thoughts of my colleague in GMP, Assistant
Chief Constable Garry Shewan, who said earlier that a "long and
dark shadow has been cast across Greater Manchester."