Force remembers fallen officers at national memorial
Royals and regulars will stand shoulder to shoulder at a national service this Sunday (24 September) to commemorate officers killed in the line of duty.
Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe will represent the force alongside rank and file officers at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
Now in its 14th year, National Police Memorial Day marks the loss of more than 4,400 officers since modern policing began and the names of officers lost in the last 12-months will be read aloud during the service.
The day will include:
A flypast by the National Police Air Service
Police officers reaffirming their attestation
Candles being lit by relatives of fallen officers, signifying the lives lost in the police forces of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
A shower of petals to commemorate lives lost, followed with the Piper’s Lament and sounding of the Last Post
Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe, said: "The nation owes a great debt of gratitude to those brave officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
"National Police Memorial Day honours their memory and shows that like any family who has lost a loved one, we will never forget."
WMP’s fallen are remembered on a digital roll of honour in the reception area of Lloyd House and a commemorative plaque at Tally Ho!