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About Us – National Police Memorial Day

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About Us – National Police Memorial Day2017-03-30T08:40:35+01:00

The National Police Memorial Day

The National Police Memorial Day aims to:

Remember police officers who have been killed or died on duty

Demonstrate to relatives, friends and colleagues of fallen officers that their sacrifice is not forgotten

Recognise annually the dedication to duty and courage displayed by police officers


Police Roll of Honour Trust

The Trust was founded in 2000 after 20 years research into the Roll of Honour, paying tribute to some 5,000 British police officers who have been killed or died, on duty or as a result of duty, since the first recorded death on duty of a Constable in 1680. Research now includes British losses in Colonial and other UK administered overseas police forces, believed to number 1,000 or more. We will ensure newly discovered and future losses are also recorded.

The Roll includes officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty as a result of criminal acts, enemy action in air raids, misadventure whilst taking special risks to protect the public or make arrests, accidents whilst on routine patrol or travelling to and from duty, natural causes and unknown causes. It commemorates their sacrifice in the public service and provides a focal point and visible means for family and friends to reflect on the loss of their loved ones and to know that their loss is not forgotten.


The Trust is established for the following charitable objects:

To foster good citizenship for the benefit of the public at large by the construction and maintenance of a Roll of Honour in remembrance of every police officer killed in the line of duty.

To advance the education of the public, and in particular the police, in the history of officers killed in the line of duty and officer safety by the maintenance of a comprehensive archive of information available to the public.

To relieve the need, in particular the emotional suffering, of bereaved families and friends of  police officers who die or have died as a result of an injury received in the line of duty, by the provision of resources and services including care and support, advice and information.

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