Paying Tribute To Lost Loved Ones

The families of three fallen Hampshire officers joined Federation representatives in Cardiff this weekend to pay tribute to their loved ones and other lost colleagues.

Susan Golding, Martin Wiltshire and Andy Gower attended the service on Sunday (24 September) to honour more than 5,000 lost officers at the 20th annual National Police Memorial Day.

Martin, whose dad Malcolm died in a light aircraft crash while on duty in 1985, said: “I feel really privileged and honoured that my father is still remembered. It’s that being part of the wider police family that means so much to me and my family.”

PC Dan Golding was killed when his unmarked police motorcycle was in a collision with a van while on duty in Hertfordshire last year. He had just joined the Metropolitan Police six months earlier, having transferred from Hampshire Constabulary where he was a Roads Policing officer and instructor.

His wife Susan said: “It is a really important day. It means a lot. It’s quite overwhelming really.”

Andy Gower attended in memory of PCSO Dan Gower, who died in November last year after being found unresponsive early in his shift. He said: “I feel a bit numb at the moment. It’s overwhelming. But it’s important that we’re here.”

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