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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.
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The Duke of Cambridge also said he was "shocked and saddened" to learn of the attack which left a further 59 people injured.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harry hosted hundreds of youngsters at the Queen's famous London home for Party at the Palace, a open-air festival in honour of the children of servicemen and women killed while serving their country.
Harry joined the widow and son of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was killed by two Islamic extremists outside Woolwich Barracks in south east London in 2013. The pair were later jailed for life.
The prince, Rebecca Rigby, 34, and her son Jack, aged six, tried their hand at plate-spinning and shared a laugh as the royal struggled to keep his plate in the air to the amusement of watching parents and children.
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