North-east Police staff to be remembered

Police officers and members of Police staff who have died while serving the police in the North-east will be remembered at a memorial service next week.

The North East of Scotland Police Memorial Service is to be held on Saturday 31 May 2014 in Queen Street Parish Church, Aberdeen at 10.30am and anyone wishing to join in the service of remembrance is welcome to attend.

The service will be led by Police Chaplains, Rev David Swan and Rev Capt Gerry Bowyer.

The names of 99 members of staff will be read out during the service and candles will be lit to represent their lives.

Speaking about the service, President of the North East Branch of the Retired Police Officers Association, Kenny Thomson, commented “This service aims to bring together current staff and guests to honour and remember colleagues, and support their family and friends.

“The list of names includes staff from the various police organisations that have existed in the North East including Elginshire Constabulary, Aberdeen City Police, Aberdeenshire Constabulary, the Scottish North Eastern Counties Constabulary, Grampian Police and now Police Scotland.

“There is already a well-established national memorial service held at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan every September, but this service gives the opportunity for families based in the North East to come together locally and remember colleagues who have passed away.”

Anyone wishing further information about the service can contact Ron Findlay, Secretary of the North East branch, by emailing: