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Surrey and Hampshire police forces to hold minutes silence for officer killed on duty

Surrey and Hampshire police forces to hold minutes silence for officer killed on duty

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:43pm 22nd August 2019. (Updated at 8:45am 23rd August 2019)

Officers from Surrey and Hampshire's police forces will join colleagues in Thames Valley to mark a minute's silence in tribute to PC Andrew Harper.

The 28-year-old was killed over the county's border while responding to a reported burglary in Berkshire last week.

At 11am on Friday (23 August) officers and staff will mark the silence by standing to attention outside local police stations and at Surrey Police's headquarters at Mount Browne. 

Flags will also be lowered to half-mast at all local police stations. 

Surrey Police Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said:

"Andrew’s death has touched the nation and we too feel the pain of his loss as part of the wider police family.

"We are reminded of the risks that are faced daily by all officers, across the country, in the line of duty. 

"Colleagues across the Force who are deployed at the time of the silence have been asked to participate by observing the silence at 11:00 wherever they are, and if commitments allow.”

PC Harper should have been on his honeymoon this week having married his wife Lissie at Ardington House in Oxfordshire just four weeks before his death.

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