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The Trust commemorates the officers and support staff who have been killed on duty whilst serving in Essex Police or any of the predecessor forces to Essex Police. The Trust also commemorates those officers who lost their lives during World War 1 and World War 2.
The Roll of Honour, which is crafted from American Oak with 24 carat gold leaf lettering, is situated in the Reception Foyer at Police Headquarters. It was created by Lomas Pigeon & Co of Chelmsford.
The Memorial Stone is situated at the end of a short paved path on the lawn opposite the main reception entrance at Headquarters. It consists of a Portland Stone rectangular block carved with the Essex Police Crest and the simple inscription 'In Honoured Remembrance'.
Its overall dimensions are 3' 2" wide, by 5' 4" long and 2' high. Beyond the Stone is the Essex Police flag pole.
The provision of the Stone and related works was undertaken by Abbey Memorials Ltd of Benfleet.
In November 2004, two marble stones, backed by English Ash trees, were installed on either side of the main Portland Stone memorial and flagstaff, which provides a place for relatives of 62 officers fallen during the World Wars to place their tributes in tranquil settings.
One is for the policemen of the three police forces (Essex Constabulary, Colchester Borough Police and the Southend on Sea Constabulary) who were killed whilst in the armed services during the Great War. The other is for those of those same forces who were killed whilst serving as policemen or in the armed services during World War 2.
Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance was created by the calligrapher, Sam Somerville, and the bookbinder, George Kirkpatrick. It is housed in a glass display cabinet in the Reception Foyer at Police Headquarters, close to the Roll of Honour and the First and Second World War memorial Plaques.