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Inspector Ray Codling was shot dead at Birch Services on the M62 near Rochdale 25 years ago.
He was on a routine patrol when he was killed by Anthony Hughes a convicted armed robber. Hughes later took his own life.
Today Ray Codling was remembered, not just by his relatives, but by the wider police family.
Matt O'Donoghue reports.
A special service is being held later to mark the anniversary of the death of a police officer from Rochdale 25 years ago.
Inspector Ray Codling was shot by an armed robber at Birch Services in 1989.
The memorial service is being held at a monument at the services erected in his memory.