Prince Charles honours police

The Prince of Wales has been honouring police officers who have died in the line of duty.

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Prince Charles praises police

Prince Charles Credit: P.A.

Prince Charles says he's "enormously proud" to be the Patron of the National Police Memorial Day.

Speaking ahead of the event in Cardiff, the Prince of Wales spoke of how "our courageous policemen and women routinely endure hazardous environments."

He will be honouring the memory of PC Steve Rawson, who died in Southampton earlier this year.

The 40 year old Police officer leaves behind a wife and 2 young children.


Dead Police officer honoured

Prince Charles is honouring the memory of dead police officers at a ceremony in Cardiff. One of those is PC Steve Rawson, who died in Southampton.

The 40 year old from Fareham was riding an unmarked motorbike that collided with a BMW on Thomas Lewis Way on April 3rd.**

His widow recently thanked the public for their kindness after almost £18,000 was raised for her family.**

The 36-year-old said the money would be used to help their two children.**

"The generosity and kindness shown by people from all over the country has brought my family comfort during this difficult time.**

"I can't put into words how grateful I am, the money raised will help my children which is of great relief to me.**

"Thank you so much for your kindness."**

– Kerry Rawson

More than 1,000 officers and staff from Hampshire Constabulary signed up to donate £1 from their salaries in May.**

Other funds have been raised by the sale of pin badges and through donations from across the country.**

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