Staffordshire Police Federation representatives will be joining colleagues from across the UK at next month’s National Police Memorial Day service of remembrance.

This year’s service is being held in Cardiff where officers killed in the line of duty will be honoured for their courage and sacrifice.

Staffordshire Police Federation chair Lee Robinson said it was important to remember fallen colleagues and show support to the families of those left behind.

He said: “This annual event is always a sad, poignant one but it will be even more so this year as we very recently lost two of our officers, PC Jack Reay and Inspector Bev Rounds. Although neither died while on duty, I know they will be at the forefront of all our minds that weekend.

“The loss of a colleague in any circumstances can never be underestimated,” added Lee.

“We are always proud to attend NPMD, one of the biggest events for the Federation, and to continue to support the families of colleagues who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

NPMD rotates around the four nations of the UK and is held on the Sunday closest to 29 September which celebrates St Michael – the patron saint of policing. It began in 2004 and has gained the support of royalty, the government and UK police forces.  

This year’s service will be held at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Sunday 24 September and will be attended by representatives from across the country. It will be a sensitive tribute to the almost 4,000 police officers who have been killed on duty.

A tribute wall is again planned for people to share their messages of remembrance and support and you can register to attend here. The service starts at 2pm and attendees are asked to be seated no later than 1.30pm.