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Sam's Police Unity Tour 2019

I am cycling from Beds Police HQ to Staffordshire for Care of Police Survivors because COPS support families of officers who die on duty.

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  • In memory of: Jon Henry
  • Event: police unity tour, 26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019

Care of Police Survivors

We support families after a death on duty to help rebuild their shattered lives

Charity Registration No. 1170760

Story

Nobody should ever go to work and not come home.

But on June 11th 2007 Bedfordshire Police officer, PC Jon Henry, attended an early morning town centre incident in Luton where he was attacked and tragically lost his life, leaving behind his wife Mary and their young daughter Maggie. I was the Family Liasion Officer that had to collect and tell Mary the devastating news. A day I’ll never forget. 

All members of the police family feel the loss of colleagues and it is really important that we support those that they leave behind. This ride is for all officers that have died. Charities, such as COPS are really important at providing care and support to the officer's wider family and so I am delighted to be cycling with a team from Bedfordshire Police to raise money for COPS.

The cycle ride will start at Beds Police HQ, Kempston on Friday 26th July 2019 and finish at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire on Sunday 28th  where a service will be held in memory of those colleagues who have died. We will be joined by the families and friends of fallen colleagues. 

Thank you so much for your support and your kind donation in memory of Jon, all those officers who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice and in support of their families and the COPS charity.


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