Andy Burnham indicators Elizabeth Medal letter for emergency employees killed on obligation



Police and Criminal offense Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales have backed a campaign for unexpected emergency workers killed in the line of duty to be posthumously awarded the Elizabeth Medal.

Mayor of Increased Manchester Andy Burnham – who is also the police and criminal offense commissioner for Increased Manchester – together with Baroness Bev Hughes, deputy mayor of Larger Manchester for Policing, Criminal offense, Felony Justice and Fireplace, have both equally added their names to an open up letter penned to the new House Secretary, Suella Braverman.

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The campaign has been led by Bryn Hughes and Paul Bone, fathers of Computer system Nicola Hughes and Pc Fiona Bone who have been murdered on obligation after attending a contact out 10 many years back.

Mr Burnham and Baroness Hughes both of those attended the memorial company for Laptop Hughes and Laptop Bone final Sunday (September 18), at Hyde Police Station, alongside Nicola and Fiona’s families and associates of Larger Manchester Police colleagues.

The Elizabeth Medal is at this time awarded to members of the armed forces killed in the line of responsibility. Campaigners say that extending it to unexpected emergency staff would be a way of recognizing their sacrifice and honoring them, as perfectly asl also be a fitting legacy to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Under is a duplicate of the letter.

Rt Hon Suella Braverman MP
Secretary of Condition for the Property Division
Residence Place of work
2 Marsham Avenue
London
SW1P 4DF

20th September 2022

Dear Residence Secretary

ELIZABETH MEDAL

Congratulations on your appointment as Home Secretary. We all appear ahead to working carefully with you.

With that in intellect, we write to you as Police and Criminal offense Commissioners from across England and Wales on a cross-bash foundation with an early ask for which could capture the spirit of nationwide unity which we have viewed considering the fact that the unfortunate passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As you will know, past Sunday marked 10 years given that Computer Nicola Hughes and Laptop Fiona Bone ended up murdered while attending an unexpected emergency simply call in Tameside, Larger Manchester.

Incidents like this are fortunately rare but are devastating when they do transpire. All law enforcement forces in England and Wales will have tragic scenarios of colleagues killed in the program of serving their communities.

Sadly, however, no award exists for their families to identify their sacrifice.

Our goal in producing is to question you, respectfully, to take into account instituting a posthumous award to be granted to the people of law enforcement officers and other crisis company personnel killed in the line of obligation.

We consider that a medal comparable to the Elizabeth Cross would make sure that any unexpected emergency provider worker who dies while carrying out their obligations would be honored and remembered appropriately with the dignity they duly have earned.

We must make clear that the plan of ​​this award has been in growth for some time. We originally delayed sending this request because of to the changes in the Government and then once again next the passing of Her Majesty. We submit it now as it feels an correct way of marking the two this considerable anniversary and the outstanding life span of provider of Her Late Majesty.

We hope you will search sympathetically at this ask for.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Bigger Manchester
RT Hon Baroness Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor of Better Manchester
James Thomson, Chair of the Metropolis of London Law enforcement Authority Board
Steve Turner, Law enforcement and Criminal offense Commissioner for Cleveland
Peter McCall, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria
David Sidwick, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset
Chris Nelson, Police and Criminal offense Commissioner for Gloucestershire
Jeff Cuthbert, Law enforcement and Crime Commissioner for Gwent
Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Jonathan Evison, Law enforcement and Criminal offense Commissioner for Humberside
Matthew Scott, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
Andrew Snowden, Police and Criminal offense Commissioner for Lancashire
Emily Spurrell, Police and Criminal offense Commissioner for Merseyside
Zoë Metcalfe, North Yorkshire Law enforcement, Fireplace and Criminal offense Commissioner
Stephen Mildew, Police, Fire and Criminal offense Commissioner for Northamptonshire
Kim McGuinness, Law enforcement and Criminal offense Commissioner for Northumbria
Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk
Simon Foster, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands
Phillip Wilkinson OBE, Law enforcement and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon
Rupert Matthews, Law enforcement and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire
Alison Lowe OBE, Deputy Mayor of West Yorkshire for Policing and Criminal offense
Andy Dunbobbin, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales
Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Law enforcement & Criminal offense Commissioner
Dafydd Llywelyn, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys
Joy Allen, Law enforcement & Criminal offense Commissioner for Durham

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