Ceremony remembers brave cop killed in the line of duty

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A POLICE officer who died after being hit by a stolen taxi has been remembered at an emotional memorial service.

Dog-handler PC Ged Walker (pictured) died on January 9 2003 when trying to apprehend a suspect in St Albans Road. A memorial stands at the spot of the tragedy as a permanent reminder.

He was among the officers remembered at the national Care of Police Survivors (COPS) Foundation remembrance ceremony at the Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Deputy Chief Constable Chris Eyre, of Nottinghamshire police, and Ged’s widow, Tracy, were among those who attended the service.

DCC Eyre, who laid a specially-designed wreath, said it was extremely important to remember and acknowledge fallen colleagues who had died in the line of duty.

“It’s the dedication, bravery and incredible sacrifice shown by these officers in the line of duty that should inform and drive every decision we make and action we take in the prevention of and fight against crime,” he said.