Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington laid a wreath at the memorial stone at Essex Police Headquarters in Chelmsford this morning.
During World War One and World War Two, 68 police officers were killed. Two of them – Detective Constable Maurice ‘Dixie’ Lee and PC Alex Scott – died when the headquarters was bombed during the Blitz, just days after Remembrance Day.
The Essex Police Memorial Trust commemorates all police officers and staff killed on duty whilst serving with Essex Police or its predecessor forces as well as those who died serving our country during both World Wars.
Find out more about their lives at www.essex.police.uk/memorial