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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.
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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.