Kent

Memorial held in Kent for killed Pc Phillip Pratt

Pc Phillip Pratt
Image caption Pc Pratt's family said he is "greatly missed"

A memorial service has been held for a Kent police officer who was killed as he tried to divert traffic on a dual carriageway following a crash.

Pc Phillip Pratt, 26, died on 14 June 2009 when he was hit by a vehicle in Bobbing, near Sittingbourne.

During the service at Sheerness police station, a plaque was unveiled by Assistant Chief Constable Allyn Thomas.

The service was attended by Pc Pratt's parents, Ted and Chris, his sister Julia and fiance Debbie O'Neill.

Ch Insp Tony Henley, the borough commander for Swale, said: "We all have our memories of Phillip but what I remember most about him was his passion for being a police officer in his local community.

"Not only is the plaque a reminder of what an exceptional officer he was but it also reminds us of how he paid the highest price for doing the job he loved."

Pc Pratt's brother-in-law David Lewis said: "He is still greatly missed but days like today show us how much he was greatly loved too."

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