29 September 2013 Last updated at 15:20 Prince Charles honours fallen police at Cardiff memorial


Prince Charles arriving at the memorial service in St David's Hall in Cardiff



Prince Charles is leading the congregation at a memorial service in Cardiff for police officers killed on duty.
Home Secretary Theresa May and First Minister Carwyn Jones are also joining officers and their families at the St David's Hall service.
The first minister said the officers' sacrifice "is not forgotten".
Among the officers who are being honoured are Greater Manchester PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone.
They were killed in a gun and grenade attack while they investigated a suspected burglary in Hattersley, Tameside, last September.
Ms Hughes's stepmother Natalie Hughes will read one of the prayers.

PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes will be among the officers remembered



Metropolitan Police officer PC Andrew Duncan, 47, who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run collision just a week ago, will also be remembered.

Home Secretary Theresa May said: "The tragic death of PC Andrew Duncan brings home the importance of National Police Memorial Day, when we come together to remember the debt of gratitude we owe to policemen and women across the country who put themselves in harm's way to protect us.

"PC Duncan gave more than 20 years' service to the people of London and was described by colleagues in the Metropolitan Police as both courageous and hard working."
Prince Charles is patron of the National Police Memorial Day service, which Wales is hosting for the second time.
The event moves around the countries of the UK each year and was last held in Cardiff in 2009.

About 1,500 people are attending the memorial in Cardiff's St David's Hall


Mr Jones, who is attending with Welsh local government minister Lesley Griffiths, said: "It is a privilege to host the 10th annual memorial service in Wales again this year.
"The police service makes an immeasurable contribution to our society for which we are all very grateful.
"Sadly, each year police officers give their lives making sure that we can all live in safety.
"The memorial service is an opportunity for us all to remember those officers and to ensure that their relatives, friends and colleagues know their sacrifice is not forgotten."
National Police Memorial Day was founded in 2004 by Sgt Joe Holness QPM.
He said: "Sadly, each year police officers continue to give their lives so that we can all live in peace.
"Yet police officers continue to run to danger for the sake of others and they continue to serve their country with pride and the utmost valour, knowing all too well the risks involved."




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