Memorial service held for PC Keith Palmer
Four years on from the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick attended a memorial service to pay tribute to PC Keith Palmer.
The wreath-laying and a socially distanced service of remembrance was conducted on 22 March by The Reverend Prebendary Jonathan Osborne, the Met’s Senior Chaplain and The Reverend Tricia Hillas, the Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Dick laid a wreath at a plaque laid in PC Palmer’s memory at New Palace Yard, with wreaths also laid by PC Brian Pease and PC Lindsay McCree, on behalf of PC Palmer’s family and colleagues, as well as by The Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle and the Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler’, representing the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
On 22 March 2017, PC Palmer had stopped a knife-wielding terrorist from entering the Palace of Westminster and subsequently received the George Medal for his actions.
Cressida Dick said: “Keith was a brave and dedicated police officer and four years ago today, he made the ultimate sacrifice by acting with complete selflessness to protect others. We should never forget the courage and heroism this outstanding officer displayed during those terrible events. Today my thoughts are with Keith’s family, his friends and his colleagues who all loved him so very much. I am also thinking of the other victims who lost their lives or were injured on that tragic day.”