Thousands of UK police pay respects to officer killed in attack

Police officers line the streets of London as a cortege containing the body of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the Westminster attack%20attack&redirect=yes">, is carried to his funeral at Southwark Cathedral.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 10, 2017) (UK POOL) – Thousands of police officers across Britain marked a two-minute silence on Monday (April 10) to coincide with the funeral of Constable Keith Palmer who was killed in last month’s attack outside parliament in London.

Palmer was fatally stabbed by Khalid Masood who had ploughed a rented car into pedestrians, killing five in total before he was shot dead.

Hundreds of uniformed officers lined the cortege route from a chapel at the parliament building where Palmer’s body had lain overnight to Southwark Cathedral beside the River Thames.

A floral tribute on the hearse to the 48-year-old who was married with a daughter simply read: “No. 1 Daddy.”

Palmer’s name was also added to the National Police Memorial, which records the names of those killed in the line of duty, during a ceremony in London.


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  • Parliament of the United Kingdom
  • London
  • Government
  • Death customs
  • Keith Palmer
  • Westminster attack
  • Funeral
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • Westminster

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