National Police Memorial Day

22nd September 2023

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent Jeff Cuthbert has paid tribute to police officers who have been killed or lost their lives in the line of duty.

Speaking ahead of National Police Memorial Day on Sunday 24 September, he said: “National Police Memorial Day is first and foremost an opportunity for us to remember those officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“Only recently we have seen the tragic death of Sgt Graham Saville in Nottinghamshire who died while saving the life of a distressed man on the train lines. His was a brave and selfless act and it will not be forgotten.

“It is a tragic example of the risks officers face every day as they protect and serve our communities, and I would like to thank police officers, past and present, for their service and for all they do to keep us safe.”

National Police Memorial Day was founded following the killing of Kent Police officer Jon Odell in 2000. The annual event is an opportunity remember police officers who have lost their lives, but also recognise the dedication and courage displayed by police officers across the UK.