National Police Memorial Day

National Police Memorial Day around the world in 2023
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About National Police Memorial Day

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Dates of National Police Memorial Day
2024 United KingdomSep 29
United Kingdom Sun, Sep 29Observances Holiday
2023 United KingdomOct 1
United Kingdom Sun, Oct 1Observances Holiday
2022 United KingdomOct 2
United Kingdom Sun, Oct 2Observances Holiday
2021 United KingdomSep 26
United Kingdom Sun, Sep 26Observances Holiday
2020 United KingdomSep 27
United Kingdom Sun, Sep 27Observances Holiday
Summary
National Police Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember the sacrifice of fallen police officers.

The National Police Memorial Day (NPMD) was founded by Joe Holness, following the brutal killing of fellow Kent Police officer Jon Odell, at Margate, in December 2000.

It is an official national day and is celebrated throughout the 4 constituent countries. The NPMD is sponsored by the British Government and the Royal Family of the United Kingdom, with Charles, Prince of Wales even becoming patron in 2006.

This official annual national day rotates around each of the four countries, is held on the nearest Sunday to 29th September. This coincides with Saint Michael's Day - The patron Saint of Police officers.

The National Police Memorial Day aims to:

  • Remember police officers who have been killed or died on duty
  • Demonstrate to relatives, friends and colleagues of fallen officers that their sacrifice is not forgotten
  • Recognise annually the dedication to duty and courage displayed by police officers

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