Cambridgeshire Police open memorial garden

A garden commemorating officers and staff who have died in service has been opened by Cambridgeshire Police.

The garden includes plaques bearing 190 names taken from the force's records dating back to the mid-1800s.

At the centre of the garden at police headquarters in Hinchingbrooke is a restored blue police telephone box which once stood in Cambridge.

The £25,000 garden has been paid for by the force, the police federation and police authority.

Insp Fran Jones, who led the project, said: "Officers and staff often find themselves in demanding and dangerous situations.

"We hope this garden will go some way to acknowledging the sacrifices that have been made."

She said one of the earliest recorded deaths in service included a constable who fell off his horse-drawn cart.

The garden, designed in the shape of the constabulary crest, was opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly.

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