September 25th, 2011

Who’d have known it?

Posted in The Job - General by 200

You might not have noticed, to be fair, I didn’t even notice, but then I have been away this weekend, but today was National Police Memorial Day.

What?

Yes, national Police Memorial Day, when officers and families gather to pay tribute to and remember police officers who have died or been killed on duty. The event occurs on the nearest Sunday to St Michael’s day, St Michael being the patron saint of√ā¬†police√ā¬†officers. (I’m surprised the√ā¬†police√ā¬†are still allowed to have a patron saint; I’m sure having one would offend so many different groups).

I think we’ve got a long way to go in the UK to advertise and promote National Police Memorial Day. It’s been going for 7 years and nobody has ever heard of it.

 

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4 comments

  1. Bill says:

    There is a memorial avenue for police officers who have died or been killed on duty at he National Memorial Arboretum ai Arelwas near Litchfield.

    http://www.thenma.org.uk/index.aspx

    September 26th, 2011 at 02:00

  2. Fee says:

    It could certainly use a bit more PR.

    September 26th, 2011 at 13:33

  3. Plodnomore says:

    There was a national commemmoration ceremony yesterday in Edinburgh (the venue changes each year) with many NARPO and Federation officials taking part. Sad to note that there was no mention of this on any TV or radio news programmes. Checked with my local Force last week to see if they would having a ceremony at Police HQ for those unable (or not invited) to Edinburgh and was told that there were no plans to as it was felt ‘there wouldn’t be enough interest to organise it.” If the Police can’t be arsed………………….!

    September 26th, 2011 at 16:11

  4. Tony F says:

    I didn’t know either :-(

    September 26th, 2011 at 19:22

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