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Police Forces To Lead Minute Silence For PC Andrew Harper
23 August 2019, 10:45 | Updated: 23 August 2019, 10:51
Police forces across the country will pay tribute to PC Andrew Harper who was killed on duty by holding a minute's silence at 11am today.
Thames Valley Police will hold the tribute at 11am and police officers across the country are set to join the act of remembrance.
The officer died of multiple injuries after being dragged along by a vehicle whilst attending a reported burglary last Thursday night.
A JustGiving fundraiser for PC Andrew Harper surpassed its £120, 000 target in just two days.
The money has been raised for the family and widow of PC Andrew Harper.
He only got married four weeks ago, and was planning to go on honeymoon next month.
The family of PC Andrew Harper have been paying tribute to him.— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) August 23, 2019
Andrew was a proud Oxonian, loved by his family and friends.
A one minute silence will be held at 11am today to pay respect to Andrew. pic.twitter.com/hKgWhmQ4Vr
As well as the money for his family, a fundraising page set up by PC Harper has seen hundreds of donations raise thousands of pounds for Children with Cancer UK.
He made the page with a £500 target for the Dirty Weekend race in May next year.
Fellow officers from Thames Valley Police set up the fundraiser, and wrote on the page, "we are courageous, caring and compassionate. We confront danger on a daily basis. We know there is a risk when we put on the uniform but we do so as we are proud to protect the public."
"Sadly on very rare and horrendous occasions a colleague makes the ultimate sacrifice. We will ensure that heroism is never forgotten. All our thoughts remain with Andrew’s wife, family, friends and close colleagues."
"The family of PC Harper will decide how money raised through the page is used."