The girlfriend of Pc Ian Dibell delivered a moving eulogy at his memorial service.
Louise Lilley, a police community support officer,told the congregation that she should have been flying to Majorca this morning with Pc Dibell on a holiday to mark the start of a new beginning.
Miss Lilley told those attending the memorial service in St James Church in Clacton-on-Sea, that all he wanted to do was put on his uniform on and right the wrongs.
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Events are taking place in Cambridge, Norwich, Colchester, Southend and Lowestoft today, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Cloud will increase through the day with rain arriving by dawn.
A mostly dry night with some clear skies allowing a touch of frost to form in places. Increasing cloud from the west tomorrow.