More than 4,000 men and women have given their lives in the service of their communities while wearing the uniform of a watchman, beadle, parish constable or police officer. The formation of the Bow Street Runners in 1749 was the start of modern policing but the earliest record of death on duty dates back to 1547.
The new UK Police Memorial to be built at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire will allow for commemoration, dedication and remembrance of all those officers and staff who have died serving UK policing.
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.
The murder of Sgt Matiu Ratana on 25th September 2020 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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This video represents a design concept approved by the trustees, but is not a final design.