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Remembrance Garden

Remembrance Garden1The new Remembrance Garden at Force Headquarters was officially opened on Sunday, September 20 2009. Chief Constable Mick Creedon led Derbyshire Constabulary representatives at the dedication ceremony to mark the opening of the garden.

The service gave families, friends and colleagues the opportunity to commemorate the lives of officers and staff who have died while serving the force.

More than 300 people attended. Former Chief Constable David Coleman, Chief Commandant Ivan Bamford and Vice Chairman of the Police Authority Carole Brister were among those who gathered to pay their respects.

Following a short dedication conducted by the Revd Canon Keith Orford, Force Chaplains' Coordinator, the garden was formally opened. There was then time for the bereaved families to remain in the peace of the garden to remember their loved ones.

What does the Remembrance Garden look like?

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The design of the garden takes visitors along a pathway leading between evergreen borders to a seated area and a fabulous Acer tree at the heart of the garden. Incorporated into the garden is a memorial tower, a permanent memorial to those we have lost. Individually engraved plaques with the names of those being remembered are placed on the tower.

The gravel path leading into the garden enables full access for everyone. Keeping the garden simple and low maintenance has also been a consideration.

In remembrance

Those being remembered on the memorial from 2000 are:

Colin Wilson

Gabrielle Brockett

Detective Constable Neil Byard

Detective Sergeant Simon Kreibich

Constable Michael Hockey

Sergeant Edwin Ellerby

Detective Constable Tim Kent

Constable Shaun Horton

Maria Gullett

Constable Paul Watkinson

Jane Smith

Constable Keith Woolliscroft

Sergeant Graham Moore

Cathy Bestwick

Anne Warford

Detective Sergeant Jim Skinner

Detective Constable John Needham

Constable Alastair Frazer

Brian Tebb

Constable Ian McCulloch

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cheetham

Constable Des Clarke

Alan Wood

Kath Polovina

Margaret Gale

Skip Horsley

Sergeant David Portman

Jane Longden

Detective Constable Peter McCarthy

Special Constable Marc Thompson

Special Constable Scott Byng

Constable Simon Lee

Sergeant Phil Orrell

Sergeant Stuart Withnall

Linda Butterworth

Constable Bruce Stevenson

Kathryn Rugman

Sergeant John Chapman

Constable Darren Buckley

Chief Inspector Timothy Frohwein

Gillian Colledge

Inspector Michelle Coxhead

Pauline Bullock

Special Constable Shaun Theakston

Gary Priestley

PCSO Philip Brooks

Picture Gallery

These photographs were taken during the opening service:
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