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Merseyside police officers in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM has congratulated two officers after their recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The officers are:

  • Detective Constable Tracy O’Hara has received the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services to Policing.
  • Neighbourhood Sergeant David Whalley has received the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services to Policing.

Andy Cooke QPM, said:

I congratulate both officers on such major honours. They reflect how highly we regard them and how much we appreciate their commitment to the people of Merseyside.

It is wonderful to see professional and passionate police officers recognised nationally for their services to the community in such a prestigious way.

Over the years I have been humbled by the ‘can do’ attitude of the officers and their commitment to providing the people of Merseyside with a professional police service.

They all have the utmost respect of their colleagues, and demonstrate their tenacity, integrity and professionalism on a daily basis.

Everyone in Merseyside should be proud of them as their work and conduct reflect so well on us all.

– Andy Cooke QPM
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Prince William speaks at an event earlier in May. Credit: PA

Prince William has said his thoughts are with those "confronting unimaginable grief" following the deaths of 22 people in the Manchester terror attack.

The Duke of Cambridge also said he was "shocked and saddened" to learn of the attack which left a further 59 people injured.

In a letter also written on behalf of his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, the 34-year-old praised the people of Manchester "for their display of strength, decency, and community", calling it "an example to the world".

The message from Prince William. Credit: Twitter/Kensington Palace
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