Police memorial parade

CEREMONIES to mark the bravery of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty took place in North Somerset at the weekend.

CEREMONIES to mark the bravery of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty took place in North Somerset at the weekend.

The memorial day mirrors a national event alternating between London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin each year.

To mark the occasion a private ceremony was held at the headquarters of Avon and Somerset Police in Portishead for staff and relatives of officers who have died while working. A commemorative plaque was also unveiled.

A police and fire service parade took place from Union Street in Weston through the town centre, past the police station. It was followed by a formal salute before the group made its way to Clarence Park Baptist Church for a special service.


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