Police and Crime Commissioner marks National Police Memorial Day

26th September 2022

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has paid tribute to all police officers who have been killed or lost their lives on duty, as part of National Police Memorial Day on Sunday 25 September.

National Police Memorial Day was founded following the killing of Kent Police officer Jon Odell in 2000.

The event is also an opportunity to recognise the dedication and courage displayed by all police officers across the UK.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “National Police Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to remember those officers that have lost their lives while on duty, but also to thank serving police officers for the hard work, dedication and courage that they display every day as they protect and serve our communities.

“Over the last year we have seen assaults on police officers rise. These are people who have dedicated themselves to keeping us safe and well, and they deserve to carry out their duty without being threatened, assaulted and abused. This is shameful and we will not tolerate it here in Gwent.

“I would like to thank all police officers, past and present, for their service and for all they do to keep us safe.”