Published: Monday, 27th September 2021
Sunday 26 September was National Police Memorial Day. Serving officers were invited to King’s Lynn Town Hall and the building, along with the Alive Corn Exchange, were lit up blue in the evening.
Cllr Lesley Bambridge, Deputy Mayor, and Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the borough council, were pleased to meet the officers.
National Police Memorial Day is the day the UK remembers the 5000 police officers and police staff who have died whilst serving their communities (1500 of these due to direct physical violence against them).
Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, himself a retired senior police officer, who holds the Metropolitan Police’s highest operational honour said:
"Both my father and I served over 30 years each in the police. During our time we both suffered injury, saw acts of the highest bravery, compassion and selflessness by those around us, leant in as comrades to support each other having dealt with things people should never have to see and grieved together as one with the families of close colleagues taken far too young, lost to their duty. This is something that shapes your life and you never forget."
"Today, I feel proud and humbled to honour all those we’ve lost and their families and immensely grateful to all those police personnel who currently serve and leave their families and loved ones each day to go towards uncertainty, difficulty and danger upon our behalf."