Police to honour war dead

Devon and Cornwall police will stand silent with the rest of the country on Friday when the force pays its respects to the war dead.

Devon and Cornwall police will pay their respects to those who gave their lives for their country when on Friday November 11 staff and officers will stand silent for two minutes to honour the war dead.

The force Chaplain, Reverend Steven Smith, will open the Act of Remembrance with prayers at police headquarters, Middlemoor.

This will be followed by the laying of wreaths led by Chief Constable Stephen Otter.

He said: “Many of our own staff will have friends and family serving with the armed forces and our thoughts are with them as they continue to show bravery and skill in their roles abroad.

“We also pay tribute to those who lost their lives during previous conflicts and we thank them for the courage they showed serving their country.”

Members of the of Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Unison, the Police Federation and the Exeter Hebrew Congregation will also take part in the service.