Feature dedicated to Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes is opened at police station.
A special memorial garden created in memory of much-missed GMP officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone has been unveiled at a ceremony attended by the chief constable.
The garden, at Hyde Police Station, was created following generous donations from the public, local businesses and police partners.
PCs Hughes and Bone were killed following a gun and grenade attack as they responded to a routine incident at Tameside in September.
Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said during ceremony: â€œNothing can replace the two lives that have been lost. But having this peaceful garden means that we now have a special place for family, friends, colleagues and members of the public, to reflect on Nicola and Fiona.â€
As reported on PoliceOracle.com, a 16-year-old teenager was ordered to undertake unpaid work to help build the garden in October after mocking officers over the deaths of their colleagues.
Tameside Divisional Commander Ch Supt Nick Adderley said: â€œAs a division and police force we have been overwhelmed by the support and compassion shown by not only our community but also from those further afield.
â€œIt is through their generosity and good will that we have been able to make this memorial garden a reality.â€
Since the tragic event in September a series of events and fundraisers have been held in the officersâ€™ memory, including a charity football match between officers from the division and ex-Manchester City FC players, raising Â£3,420.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police also completed a 200-mile bike ride from Westminster Cathedral in London to GMP HQ at Newton Heath raising Â£6,000 for the North West Police Benevolent Fund.
GMP Officers: Memorial Garden Unveiled