A memorial garden opened today to permanently remember the lives of fallen officers, PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.
A garden in memory of two police officers who were killed while on duty will be opened today.
The family of PC Nicola Hughes have paid tribute to their 'beautiful' daughter.
The families of two police officers shot dead in Greater Manchester came together to pay tribute to them at the opening of a garden in their memory.
PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were answering what they thought was routine 999 call when they were murdered in September.
People from the Hyde community helped build the garden. Fiona's father said he hoped his daughter had not died in vain. Rachel Townsend reports.
A memorial garden for two police officers shot dead while on duty has opened . PC's Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were killed in Hattersley in September.
Today Fiona's father said he hoped the garden would provide a permanent reminder of their sacrifice.
A memorial garden has opened in memory of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes killed whilst on duty in Greater Manchester.
The father of PC Fiona Bone, spoke publicly for the first time since her death describing it as “a wonderful lasting tribute.”
Paul Bone thanked police for their help following the tragedy and said: “We are tremendously grateful for the support we have had from the community."
At a special service prayers were said and a minutes silence was observed before white doves were released.
PC's Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were shot in Hattersley in September.
Around 80 serving and retired police officers have completed a charity bike ride in honour of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, who were killed in Hattersley in September.
They included a team from the Metropolitan force who made the 190 mile journey from London.
The ride has raised £6,000 for the Police Benevolent Fund, which helps officers in times of need.
Thousands of police officers bowed their heads in silence for the funeral of one of their young colleagues.
PC Nicola Hughes was described by her Chief Constable as a young woman who "decided not to be a bystander".
Peter Fahy said she was an officer who died from her "devotion to others". She and her colleague Fiona Bone died in a gun and grenade attack two weeks ago.