This Sunday, 18 September, will mark 10 years since the tragic loss of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone.
Every year, the GMP family have remembered the fallen officers, yet this year is particularly poignant with it being the 10 year anniversary.
Back in 2012, Nicola and Fiona were on duty and attending a report of burglary in Hattersley and, whilst investigating that incident, they were attacked.
They will be remembered at a service at the Nicola and Fiona memorial garden at Hyde Police Station on Sunday 18 September. Family and friends, officers, colleagues, Members of Parliament, representatives from Tameside Council, and members of the local community will pay their respects to the officers.
At the service there will be a minute’s silence at 10:53am, wreaths will then be placed by the families and GMP’s Tameside District Commander, Chief Superintendent Phil Davies on behalf of GMP.
Chief Superintendent Phil Davies, commented that: “Although 10 years has past, the emotion and grief is still felt on anniversaries such as this and reminds us of the dangerous situations officers face on a daily basis.
“On Sunday, we will come together with Nicola and Fiona’s families and honoured guests, to reflect on the passing of a decade since they made the ultimate sacrifice for the oath they took as police officers.
“Nicola and Fiona’s essence and presence remain with us and is tangibly felt by those who knew and worked with them, but also their colleagues who have joined the GMP family after their passing.”
The memorial service is open to the public and they are welcome to join us in remembering Nicola and Fiona at Hyde Police Station on Sunday 18 September starting at 10.40am.