Cycle ride for fallen officers

New figures show hundreds of police officers have been convicted of crimes in the last three years
New figures show hundreds of police officers have been convicted of crimes in the last three years

This weekend 93 officers from across the Metropolitan Police Service and surrounding forces will take part in the ‘national police unity cycle ride’ to remember officers who have died in the line of duty.

The team, including family members of deceased colleagues, will set off at 7:45am today, following a short ceremony.

During the service, the Roll of Honour of officers who have died on duty over the last 12 months will be read out. Readings will also be given by family members of fallen officers and AC King will join other force representatives and lay a wreath.

Assistant Commissioner Helen King said: “This is an important event in the police calendar and I am honoured to be involved. Remembering all of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty reminds us of the possible dangers officers face.”