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Forces across our region pay tribute to police officer Andrew Harper

PC Andrew Harper of Thames Valley Police Credit: Family photo

Officers from our region's police forces gathered for a minute silence out of respect for one of their own.

North Yorkshire, Durham and Cleveland Police posted photos online of their silent tribute to Thames Valley Police officer Pc Andrew Harper, who was killed last Thursday evening near the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire after responding to reports of a burglary.

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PC Harper's mother Debbie said the family's "lives and hearts have been torn apart".

She was among family members paying tribute to Pc Harper as police forces across the country observed a minute's silence in his honour on Friday morning.

The kindest, loveliest, most selfless person you will ever meet.

You were brave, funny, and always there for anyone who needed it.

There is not enough paper in the world to even begin to write a tribute for you, but no one deserves it more.

We had so many plans for the future, you wanted to do it all. My darling boy I do not know how I will be able to survive without you.

Although we were married for only 28 days before you were cruelly taken away from me, my husband you were perfect.

I will never ever stop loving you and I feel so grateful for the happiest thirteen years of my life.

Our superman, our bodyguard, our light in the dark. My god we will miss you.

Forever you will be remembered as the best of us.

I will carry your love with me always.

– PC Harper's wife, Lissie
PC Harper on his wedding day, with wife Lissie Credit: Family photo