A service in memory of police officers who have lost their lives on duty will be held in Alrewas this weekend.

The Care of Police Survivors (COPS) annual service of remembrance takes place at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday (28th July).

More than 1,000 people, including the surviving families of fallen officers, staff and chiefs, will be attending the service.

A spokesperson for COPS said: “The event brings together survivors and the wider police family to provide a valuable opportunity for people to reflect and remember their loved ones, friends and colleagues.

“A roll of honour will be read out to pay tribute to the five police officers who have died on duty during the past 12 months. 

“Four family members who lost loved ones will also address the gathering and share memories of their officers and talk about how they had been supported by COPS.”

The service is the finale to the charity’s annual Survivor Weekend, a two-day event bringing together police families impacted by loss.

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