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PCC to honour memory of fallen men and women at Memorial Day service

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Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens will attend a Police Memorial service to honour the memory of police officers and staff who have lost their lives whilst serving the community on Sunday, September 29.

Two events will take place to remember the fallen police men and women; a private service at police headquarters which will be followed by a parade and church service in Weston-super-Mare town centre. The service will be led by Force Chaplain, the Rev Andy Paget.

PCC Sue Mountstevens, Chief Constable Nick Gargan, senior officers and representatives from across the Constabulary will join police officers and staff and relatives of those who have lost their lives on duty for the private event.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “These police men and women have paid the ultimate price while working to keep our communities safe and for that we will be eternally grateful.

“It will be a privilege to meet with the families and friends of the fallen and to take time to remember and honour those who served their communities and pass on our personal heartfelt thanks.”

At 2.15pm there will be a special memorial parade in the North Somerset policing district, which will take place in Weston-super-Mare. This continues a tradition of the parade, which has been held in the resort since 2006.

The parade in Weston-super-Mare will follow a route starting in Union Street which go along Walliscote Road to Clarence Park Baptist Church where a service will take place.

The parade will once again feature regular officers, special constables, police community support officers and police staff. The parade will be bolstered by the ceremonial mounted section, the mace escort team, the Avon Fire and Rescue Band, the Avon and Somerset police choir and the Blue Knights police motorcycle charity fundraising group. Representatives from North Somerset Council and Weston-super-Mare Town Council will also be supporting the event.

The service is to take place between 3.15-4.15pm at the Baptist church.

 

Posted on Friday 27th September 2013
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