Archive for August 1st, 2012

August 1st, 2012

And in other news…

Posted in The Job - General by 200

I’ve not seen the main news today so I’m not sure if this has featured.

Today marked the funeral of  Essex PC Ian Dibell, who was shot and killed after he intervened in a dispute whilst off duty.

When I did my daily Google news search for ‘Police’, this story came in around page 3 and the headline story was from an East Anglian local newspaper site.

The Daily Mirror reported that 150 mourners attended the funeral, together with a police honour guard.

Regular readers will be aware of the differences between how we treat fallen officers in the UK and how they do things in the USA. e.g here, here, here or here

It’s about time things changed.

PC Ian Dibell is recorded on the Police Memorial Trust website.