Memorial ceremony held for murdered Essex Police Constable Ian Dibell

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a memorial for Pc Ian Dibell in Clacton.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a memorial for Pc Ian Dibell in Clacton. - Credit: Su Anderson

A memorial stone to commemorate a murdered Essex police officer has been unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron.

The ceremony was held in the Sensory Gardens in Clacton-on-Sea today for Police Constable Ian Dibell who was killed while off duty.

Mr Cameron said: “We are here today to remember the extraordinary courage of one of country’s finest policemen, a man who made the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of others.”

Pc Dibell was shot while trying to intervene in a dispute near his home on July 9, 2012.

The father-of-two was posthumously awarded the George Medal for gallantry by the Queen.


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The service was attend by Pc Dibell’s family, friends and police colleagues.

Chief Constable of Essex Police, Stephen Kavanagh said: “There are no words to adequately sum up the enormity of Ian’s sacrifice, nor that of any officer who dies in the service of his community.”

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