Funeral of PC Fiona Bone
PSAEW President Derek Barnett represented the Association at the funeral of PC Fiona Bone held at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 4th October 2012. Fiona was murdered two weeks earlier whilst attending a routine call with her colleague PC Nicola Hughes. Nicola’s funeral was held on the 3rd October 2012.
Speaking at Fiona’s funeral today Derek said:
“For the second day in succession, the city centre of Manchester has fallen silent in tribute to a young police officer killed on duty. The public and the police have stood shoulder to shoulder in sadness to mourn the loss of Fiona Bone a dedicated and professional Police Officer. Fiona had been a police officer for just five years when her career was cruelly cut short by a senseless act of violence. But as her funeral took place, we should remember that police officers just like Fiona largely unarmed in Manchester and elsewhere are going about their business as usual and responding to emergencies and protecting the communities they serve. Our thoughts today are with Fiona’s family and colleagues, our prayers are for Fiona, and her enduring legacy will be the triumph of goodness over evil. “