I didn’t see Jon on the day he was killed. I didn’t make it to the morning briefing, as I was sent straight to the hospital to watch a prisoner. I listened to the events unfold on my radio. I don’t think for one minute I would’ve made any difference, but I can still hear my team mate’s voice now, that will always stay with me.
What I will also always remember is the response of the officers around us – the other sections which took on our shifts for us while E Section grieved. The officers from CID, Public Protection, Special Branch and Community who filled in the gaps as we slowly started returning to work. That gave me a sense of pride in being a Beds Police officer and I know that E Section were incredibly grateful for that. Continue reading