Fund for family of PC

A police officer has died in a road accident while answering an emergency call. The officer was killed when his patrol vehicle collided with a tree in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, at 7pm on Saturday, North Yorkshire Police said.

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Family and friends gather for PC's funeral

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.

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Minute's silence held to remember dead police officer

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.

Andrew was a fine young officer who had a long career ahead of him in North Yorkshire Police having already served in Greater Manchester Police. His colleagues speak of him in very high regard, he was already part of the team in Harrogate and he had all the attributes and skills we need in a young officer. He was conscientious, he was there to protect the public, there to serve the community, we are just so sorry that we have lost a colleague in these circumstances. Andrew's family are clearly devastated by what has happened and our thoughts are with them, particularly today.

– Temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick

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.

It's clear that Andrew was a very highly respected officer, I've spoken to his colleagues at Harrogate and his former colleagues at Greater Manchester Police and he was known as a thoroughly professional individual who would always follow an investigation through right until the end. I think the great tragedy today is that we are remembering him as a police officer but first and foremost he was a very loving husband, a much loved father, a much loved son and a much loved brother. Our thoughts are very much today with the people that are left behind"

– Sergeant Mike Stubbs, North Yorkshire Police Federation

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Fund for family of PC

A fund is expected to be set up this week to help the family of a police officer who died on duty. It is being set up by the North Yorkshire Police Federation, which has been inundated with offers of help since PC Andrew Bramma's death.

The father of two was killed in a crash as he responded to an emergency call near Ripon in North Yorkshire. His vehicle hit a tree. The Federation says the Chief Constable has agreed to formally launch the fund.

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North Yorks Police thank the Met for laying wreath

This morning, at the National Police Memorial at the Mall in London, the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation John Tully laid a wreath in memory of PC Bramma.

The North Yorkshire Police Federation have now thanked the Metropolitan Police for observing the death of PC Bramma, the North Yorkshire police officer who died whilst on duty on Friday.

"We are extremely grateful to our federation colleagues in London who have ensured that Andrew's untimely death has been properly observed at this most appropriate location.

The National Police Memorial recognises all police officers who have given their lives in the service of the public, and it is right and proper that Andrew's sacrifice should be acknowledged alongside them."

– Sgt Mike Stubbs, North Yorkshire Police Federation

Sergeant Stubbs also thanked police officers and members of the public from around the country who have sent messages of condolence and expressions of support in the wake of PC Bramma's death.

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