Supporters show their backing for staff association stalwart following his death earlier this month.
An e-petition calling on the government to officially recognise the life and many achievements of late Fed Chairman Paul McKeever has been launched.
After many law enforcement professionals recently called for the sergeant â€“ who died suddenly on January 17 just two weeks ahead of his retirement â€“ to receive a posthumous QPM, other supporters have called for a public acknowledgement.
James Chespy, who launched the poll, said: â€œPaul had given 35 years of his life to policing and was passionate in defence of the service and those who work in the service.
â€œI now call upon the government to recognise the service that Paul McKeever gave over his years in the service and wider criminal justice system.â€
The e-petition will have to be considered for a debate in Parliament if it reaches 100,000 signatures â€“ as happened with a recent poll on police pensions.
News of the latest move came as the Police Federation of England and Wales confirmed that a private funeral for Mr McKeever will be held on February 8.
The staff association was keen to point out that the event is strictly limited to close friends and family only â€“ although a memorial service will be held the following day.
Details of this special event, at Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge, are currently being finalised and are will be released by the Federation in due course.
You can sign the e-petition here
From Police Oracle