Dyfed-Powys Police has announced that they are supporting a national fundraising campaign for a UK Police Memorial, honouring the lives of fallen officers and staff.

The campaign has been launched eight weeks after the murder of PC Keith Palmer in a terrorist attack in London, and aims to create a lasting legacy for police colleagues who have died from injuries sustained while carrying out their duties.

Officers and staff across Dyfed-Powys Police, as well as the communities they serve, are encouraged to take part in fundraising activities to support the campaign or donate online.

Deputy Chief Constable Darren Davies said: “We are proud to support the fundraising campaign for a police memorial, which will honour the lives of fallen colleagues in Wales and across the UK.

“The tragic events in London in March and the death of PC Keith Palmer have put greater emphasis on the need to create a space where families struck by the loss of a loved one on duty can reflect, but a space that also inspires a deep understanding and appreciation of police officers and staff.

“Every day our officers are on the frontline of policing, often risking their own safety to ensure that of the public, and it is only right that we have a lasting legacy to honour those brave men and women who have given so much to protect us from harm.

“We hope communities across Dyfed Powys will join us in supporting this very worthy campaign.”

The UK Police Memorial will see a physical memorial established, set in a beautiful landscaped garden, inscribed with the names of over 1,400 police officers and staff who have died from injuries they sustained while carrying out their lawful duties.

The first memorial in the world to merge a physical and digital presence, that tells the story of policing and those behind the badge who have paid with their lives.

A programme has been developed for schools and colleges to inform pupils and students about the history of our police service and the part it plays in today’s society.

The memorial aims to foster a greater understanding and reconnection with the public and to bring back a sense of pride and value once more in UK policing.