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There has been an emotional farewell and a tribute from his Chief Constable at the funeral of PC Andrew Bramma.
The 32-year-old died officer when his van left the road and hit a tree while answering a 999 call in North Yorkshire earlier this month
Today, hundreds of family and friends gathered in Leeds to pay their respects, including colleagues from his time serving in the Greater Manchester force. James Webster reports.
The deputy secretary of North Yorkshire Police Federation has described PC Andrew Bramma, who was killed in a car crash on a 999 call early in January, as a good police officer and a good person. Sergeant Mike Stubbs made the comments as a guard of honour was formed for the 32 year old's funeral.
A minute's silence was held this afternoon at 1.45pm by officers right across North Yorkshire Police to coincide with the funeral of PC Andrew Bramma. Prayers were also said at Harrogate Police station where the 32 year old was based as well as at the force headquarters at Newby Wiske.
PC Bramma leaves behind his wife Kathryn and their two young sons, Jack, aged three and Sam who is 11 months old. North Yorkshire Police Federation has set up a fund to help Jack and Sam as they grow up after receiving many offers of support from around the country.
The Temporary Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has led the tributes to a police officer who was killed in a car crash while answering a 999 call. Speaking at PC Andrew Bramma's funeral Tim Madgwick has described the 32 year old as just the sort of recruit they were looking for.
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Pudsey in West Yorkshire for the funeral of a police officer who died earlier this month when his car crashed into a tree near Ripon while answering a 999 call. PC Andrew Bramma's widow Kathryn was at the service in the town in which he spent his childhood.
Joining family and friends at the town's Parish Church were colleagues from North Yorkshire Police as well as officers from Greater Manchester where the 32 year old had worked for four years before transferring back across the Pennines.
Tributes at the service were led by the officer's father and a colleague from his time with the Greater Manchester force.
The funeral of PC Andrew Bramma, who was killed when his patrol van hit a tree near Ripon, will be held today.
The service, for family, friends and colleagues will be held in Pudsey, near Leeds, with a Guard of Honour leading to the church.
A private service will be held nearby afterwards.