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Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones supports award for emergency workers killed in line of duty

21 September 2022

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna Jones, is supporting the call from Mayor Andy Burnham’s office for police officers and emergency service workers killed in the line of duty to be officially honoured and remembered.

The Greater Manchester Mayor has written to the Home Secretary with support from PCC Donna Jones, and other Police and Crime Commissioners, to ask for an official medal, similar to the Elizabeth Cross, to be given to families who have lost a loved one killed on duty.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna Jones said: “This is a very worthy and important initiative. It is so important to recognise the work of police officers and the emergency services.

“Those who have lost their lives in the line of public duty must be remembered as heroes, as going towards the danger, just trying to keep us safe from harm.

“It’s right that their families receive an award for the sacrifices their loved one made. To honour and remember them officially for their benevolence and bravery is something I fully support.”