September 18th, 2012

Rest in Peace

Posted in The Job - General by 200

PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes

Greater Manchester Police

Murdered 18th September 2012

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  1. Tony F says:


    Perhaps now it will be realised that the law does not protect our protectors. Repeat serious offenders are at large when they should have been hung many offences ago. Now two valuable lives are lost, and the perpetrators will not receive any meaningful punishment.

    September 18th, 2012 at 17:11

  2. Ted says:


    I did my thirty. I was an AFO for a few years. I wasn’t convinced that every cop needed to be armed. I think times have changed.

    Being armed may or may not have helped in today’s tragedy. It doesn’t matter. There are too many cops being confronted by armed criminals. Lives may have been saved when the nutter in Cumbria was on his killing spree.

    There was a case at court in Glasgow this week for an incident where a gunman who had already shot someone confronted unarmed cops and pointed a loaded shotgun at them.

    “About 01:00 the following day, officers spotted Gracie getting out of his car and running at their vehicle with the shotgun.

    The officers reversed at speed while Gracie returned to his car and sped after them. ”

    Routine arming of the British (mainland) Police? It’s time.

    September 18th, 2012 at 18:30

  3. Tony Durham says:

    RIP Fiona & Nicola.

    September 18th, 2012 at 20:00

  4. Plodnomore says:

    I have daughters about the same age as Nicola and Fiona, cruelly cut dowqn long before their time. I have no doubt the usual platitudes will spew forth from the mouths of our political masters and tehn they will return to what they do, not even recalling the names of the officers they praised or details of their families. When the news broke, one of my daughters reminded me how I argued with them not to become Police officers, and reflected that if they had, it could very well have been her. RIP Nicola and Fiona. I didn’t know you but I knew lots of women like you.

    September 18th, 2012 at 21:21

  5. Gary says:

    I too have slowly changed my view about arming the police having done my 30 years. The killings in Cumbria were for me a turning point. Today has convinced me. I am not sure that if they had beeen armed the outcome would have been differant but the killer was a coward why else did he hand himself in? I doubt that he would have had the guts to have confronted them if they had been armed.

    September 18th, 2012 at 21:42

  6. Oi says:

    Rest in peace girls!

    I havnt changed my mind about routine arming – I always was in favour – But this post is not the place to expand on the subject….

    September 18th, 2012 at 23:16

  7. Hibbo says:

    R.I.P. indeed.

    Even I am thinking that it is now time to arm the police. Times have changed.

    September 18th, 2012 at 23:35

  8. Ginger Mick says:


    September 19th, 2012 at 02:02

  9. Hogday says:

    Here is a picture of the previous “most wanted” multiple murderer of police officers – `on day release`:

    September 19th, 2012 at 06:38

  10. h2631563 says:

    The streets in heaven will be safer tonight, with two more of our own on its beat. RIP.

    September 19th, 2012 at 20:56

  11. comms girl says:

    Every single police officer in the country must have heard the news and thought – that could have been me. Every single police officer in the country still went to work the next shift and took that risk. The team members of Fiona and Nicola will still have to carry on even though they are grieving as there are not enough officers to take their place to give them time off. Nothing will change, the government will still make cuts the police will still suffer. But thankfully, our serving men and women will continue on protecting and serving us against all the odds. To all officers reding this, Thankyou.

    September 20th, 2012 at 20:21

  12. annette says:

    I have always thought the police should be armed.

    September 22nd, 2012 at 16:43

  13. Heather Peacock says:

    Why ?

    Why is it that life has to end
    leave us without our precious friends.
    Those who care and protect
    those who had such an effect.
    Everyday they work for us
    With no complaint and no fuss.
    Taken from their families
    So young and able with all ahead.
    One thing that i do know,
    Forever in our minds,
    Time will show
    Those two young officers so brave and vibrant
    will show the world they triumped over the tyrants.
    Go now and be proud, as we are of you both.
    You made a difference in every away
    But one that we wished you did not to pay.

    September 29th, 2012 at 15:19

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