Doncaster widow whose police husband was killed on duty attends dedication ceremony

Today, along with colleagues across the country, South Yorkshire Police we are marking the unveiling of the new UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 10:31 am

The memorial has been designed to be a physical tribute and permanent place of remembrance for police officers and staff who have died serving UK policing.

It is the culmination of a huge fundraising project, which launched in 2015.

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Maureen Grainger whose husband Harry was killed on duty

South Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable, Lauren Poultney, is attending today’s ceremony along with Maureen Grainger from Doncaster, whose husband PC Harry Grainger was killed on duty in 1974.

A spokesman said: “We’re pleased to say that Maureen still feels part of the police family and we had a chat with her ahead of today’s service, we'd love you to watch the video HERE.”

You can find out more about the UK Police Memorial here and can watch the dedication ceremony live from the Arboretum from midday.

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