Warwickshire police officers attend funeral of PC Keith Palmer - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire police officers attend funeral of PC Keith Palmer

Laura Kearns 10th Apr, 2017   0

OFFICERS from Warwickshire Police have paid their respects at the funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in last month’s Westminster attack.

The 48 year-old officer – who was married with a five year-old daughter – was guarding the Houses of Parliament when he was stabbed by Khalid Masood.

His coffin was taken from Westminster to Southwark Cathedral for a funeral service on Monday (April 10).

Warwickshire Police staff took part in a two minute silence to honour the PC’s memory and a number of officers represented the force at the funeral.

Chief Cons Martin Jelley said: “Our thoughts are with PC Palmer’s family and friends and across Warwickshire Police we stood silent to honour the memory of our fallen colleague.”

It is believed more than 5,000 officers from across the country, representing every force, gathered in central London for the service and to line the route.

Some additional 50,000 members of the public also flooded the streets to show support following last month’s attack in Westminster.

Four other people were killed and dozens of others injured in the attack on March 22, which ended with attacker Masood, 52, being shot dead.

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