Hampshire police fall silent for officers' funeralsBy Nick Edmondson
October 04, 2012
OFFICERS and staff from Hampshire Police paid their respects to two female police officers killed on duty with one minute's silence.
Stations in Farnborough and Aldershot were emptied at 1pm as staff stepped outside to join forces across the county in paying respect to the funeral of 23-year-old PC Nicola Hughes, on October 3.
The tribute was repeated the following day at 10am for the funeral of PC Fiona Bone, 32, killed in the same attack on September 18.
Chief Inspector Sarah Jackson, district commander for Hart and Rushmoor, said: "Force flags flew at half mast and some members of the public also joined officers and staff as they paid their respects to a fallen colleague."
The tributes in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight formed part of a national show of remembrance by police officers across the country.
PC Hughes had been with the Tameside division of Greater Manchester police for three years before she was killed.
PC Bone had served with the GMP for five years, after joining as a special constable. She had a five-year-old daughter.