Not forgetting our colleagues from Scotland
Tenth anniversary of Scottish Police Memorial at Tulliallan Police College marked by visit from Princess Anne and Chief Constable Sir Stephen House.
Police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the public have been honoured at a memorial event in Scotland.
The Princess Royal and Police Scotlandâ€™s Chief Constable Sir Stephen House marked the tenth anniversary of the Scottish Police Memorial on September 3, which carries the names of all 255 Scottish police officers who have died in the line of duty and includes the names of officers dating back to 1812.
Names added this year include those of four officers who have died in the last 12 months â€“ Constable Mark Murtagh, Constable Tony Collins, Constable Kirsty Nelis and Captain David Traill.
Christine Fulton, Co-Founder of the Scottish Police Memorial Trust, said: â€œThe memorial is a tangible reminder to the families that their loved onesâ€™ names will never be forgotten and will live on not just for this generation but for every generation to come.
â€œWe are honoured that HRH The Princess Royal was able to join us again. Her support for the families and recognition of their loss is much appreciated.â€
Chief Constable Sir Stephen House said: â€œPolice officers are committed to serving their local communities, protecting the public and keeping people safe.
â€œThe officers we are commemorating today made an important contribution to the communities they served. It is right that we should honour them and that their names be added to the Scottish Police Memorial, a fitting reminder to us all of their contribution to the service and to Scotland. Our thoughts are, as always, with their families and friends.â€
The memorial is located at Tulliallan Police College, Police Scotlandâ€™s national headquarters, near Stirling.
From Police Oracle