Memorial ceremony held for murdered Essex Police Constable Ian Dibell
- 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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