Sir Hugh Orde, Chair of the UK Police Memorial Trustees, said: “The selfless actions of Met PC Keith Palmer remind us all that, every day, the brave men and women of our police service are prepared to put themselves in a position of danger to keep us safe and protect us from harm. On behalf of all the Trustees, I would like to extend to PC Palmer’s family, friends and colleagues, our sincere condolences.
“The outpouring of public grief and support for our police service following PC Palmer’s death shows us why we need a place of remembrance to honour the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Those officers and staff who have lost their lives through policing deserves to be acknowledged, and that tribute must become part of the fabric of our national life.
“The new UK Police Memorial at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire will not only be a fitting place for families, friends and colleagues of those who have died to pay their respects and remember their loved ones with pride, it will also be a place where the public can go to honour and pay tribute to our police service.”