Work begins on new police memorial garden

Andy Rhodes, Chief Constable designate,with Rachel Baines and  Steve Rothwell at the site of the new memorial garden
Andy Rhodes, Chief Constable designate,with Rachel Baines and Steve Rothwell at the site of the new memorial garden
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Work has begun on a memorial garden for Lancashire police officers who have died in the line of duty.

Incoming chief constable Andy Rhodes, who takes over the post in June, got the work underway alongside Lancashire Police Federation Chairman Rachel Baines and vice chairman Steve Rothwell.

The garden, a place for officers and relatives to remember and reflect, is being installed at Lancashire Police’s Hutton headquarters.

Rachel Baines said: “The Federation felt strongly that there must be a place where fallen officers, our colleagues, will be remembered.

“The garden and memorial we hope will be a fitting tribute to those that have given their lives.

“The garden will feature a Memorial Wall, where individual plaques will be placed for each officer and a fountain will take centre place within the memorial.

“It has been an honour to spend time with families who have lost loved ones and I know this memorial is welcomed by them to ensure the memory of those who gave their lives on duty is never forgotten.”