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Minute’s silence to be held this morning to remember PC Andrew Harper

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

The UK will fall slient at 11am to remember PC Andrew Harper who tragically died on duty while he was respinding to a report of an ongoing burglary.

Simply doing our best to raise funds for PC Andrew Harper, We have been supporting families of fallen officers for over 2 years in a similar way. Simply doing our tiny bit for officers who have put their life in the line to ensure us the public are kept save.

We cannot thank PC Andrew Harper enough for his amazing service and duty. He is a true everyday hero.

Sadly Police Constable Andrew Harper did not return home from duty to his loving family. No Police Officer should ever leave home and never come back.

Sadly PC harper was tragically killed while attending the scene of a burglary. He died after being hit and then dragged along the road in front of a shocked colleague.

At 11am, Thames Valley Police will fall silent to honour the memory of the 28-year-old officer. It is understood that police forces across the country will follow suit.

Pc Harper lost his life while investigating a reported burglary near Sulhamstead on the A4 in Berkshire on August 15.

Jed Foster, 20, has been charged with murder over the death.

Foster was one of 10 men and boys aged between 13 and 30 arrested following the incident.

The remaining nine have been bailed until September 13.

The Police Fed has set up a Fundraising page that has raised £260K, Police Hour has raised 9K and Pocket Seargent has raised £1K to support the family of PC Harper.

n a tribute, his widow Lissie Harper said her husband was “the kindest, loveliest, most selfless person you will ever meet.

“You were brave, funny, and always there for anyone who needed it.”

Ms Harper added that her husband loved being a police officer and “always wanted to keep everyone safe, especially me”.

She said: “You went the extra mile whenever you could and genuinely cared for everyone.

“The lights have dimmed on all of our lives now that you are no longer here, but it’s no surprise that even when you’re gone, you’re still keeping us all going, knowing that you would tell us to carry on and stay strong.”

She also thanked the public for the “overwhelming” support shown to her and Pc Harper’s family after his death.

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