- Title: Thousands of UK police pay respects to officer killed in attack
- Date: 10th April 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 10, 2017) (REUTERS) CORTEGE CROSSING BRIDGE WITH POLICE MOTORCYCLE ESCORT VARIOUS PEOPLE GATHERED WATCHING AS CORTEGE PASSES
- Embargoed: 24th April 2017 15:18
- Keywords: attack police Metroplitan Police Westminster Keith Palmer funeral
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0046BTGYMF
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- Story Text:Thousands of police officers across Britain marked a two-minute silence on Monday (April 10) to coincide with the funeral of Constable Keith Palmer who was killed in last month's attack outside parliament in London.
Palmer was fatally stabbed by Khalid Masood who had ploughed a rented car into pedestrians, killing five in total before he was shot dead.
Hundreds of uniformed officers lined the cortege route from a chapel at the parliament building where Palmer's body had lain overnight to Southwark Cathedral beside the River Thames.
A floral tribute on the hearse to the 48-year-old who was married with a daughter simply read: "No. 1 Daddy."
Palmer's name was also added to the National Police Memorial, which records the names of those killed in the line of duty, during a ceremony in London.
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