When I posted my dedication to the memory of those officers lost in 2007, I had no idea I would be adding to the list so soon.
Before the year is out we’ve lost another colleague who has died on duty in London.
Yesterday evening police were called to the report of some kind of domestic incident in London. Officers arrived and at some stage one of them was assaulted by a person who was arrested. Details are still a little sketchy on the news services but it appears a very sort time later a different officer collapsed & died in the front garden of the house. The officer’s details haven’t been released yet, no doubt we will know throughout the course of the rest of the day. The detained male has since been further arrested on suspicion of murder.
Further details on the BBC News website.