Since 1749 and the creation of the Bow Street Runners as the world’s first recognised Police Service, more than 4,000 men and women have given their lives to serve and protect our communities in the United Kingdom.
Pc Keith Palmer
Metropolitan Police Officer PC Keith Palmer.
The murder of PC Keith Palmer at the gates of Parliament on 22nd March 2017 reminds us all of the selfless acts and bravery of our police officers who lay down their lives to protect our freedoms and keep us from harm.
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With your gift, you will be honouring the courage and sacrifice of the men and women of our Police service who have laid down their lives to protect us, and all who serve so bravely every day.

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The UK Police Memorial will be the first of its kind in the world to bring together the physical and digital into one powerful experience; using imagery, audio and video to pay tribute, honour, remember and educate.

It will bring to life the stories of those who have been killed on duty.


We #Remember 14 of the #policefamily #OnThisDay including PC Fred Atkins, of the @metpoliceuk who was fatally shot arresting a burglar in 1881. The circumstances of his death were immortalised in the Punch cartoon "An Unequal Match" #CourageAndSacrifice

Remembering Police Cadet David Charles Helyer from Devon & Exeter Police, who died #OnThisDay in 1966, aged 17, from an allergic reaction to penicillin whilst on secondment with the Zambian Department of Game and Fisheries.
#AlwaysRemembered #NeverForgotten