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Tribute to PC Sharon Beshenivsky

IMG_2176Police officers from Bradford District and the Federation joined family and friends in remembering PC Sharon Beshenivsky on the 10th anniversary of her death.

A memorial service took place in Norfolk Gardens in Bradford city centre on 18 November. Flowers were the laid at PC Beshenivsky’s memorial as the service drew to a close in the wet weather.

Attendees at the ceremony included PC Teresa Milburn, who was injured in the incident 10 years ago and Chief Constable Dee Collins.

PC Beshenivsky was murdered while responding to a robbery report.

Nick Smart, Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, laid flowers during the ceremony on behalf of the Federation and all our members.

Nick said: “Our thoughts today are with Sharon’s husband Paul and all the family who still miss her dearly. We will always remember her.

“Police officers never know what they will face when the call comes in – the potential dangers are all too familiar for West Yorkshire Police officers.

“We run towards danger – and sadly some colleagues have paid the ultimate sacrifice. When they do, it is only right and proper that we keep them in our thoughts.”

Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, said: “Our thoughts are still with Paul and his family as we recall that fateful day 10 years ago when Sharon was killed in the line of duty.

“We come together as friends within the police family to reflect and support as we ensure that Sharon will not be forgotten.”

Date posted: December 2, 2015

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